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    Heart Center Leipzig

    Sachsen, Germany


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    Operations per year




    Medical staff

    All / Top Specialties

    • Congenital Heart Diseases

    • Non-invasive cardiology

    • Conventional x-ray

    • Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT)

    • Atrial septal defect (ASD)

    • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

    • Pacemaker Implantation

    • Interventional Cardiology

    • Minimally invasive valve surgery

    All / Top Services

    • Procedures using catheterization

    • Fetal echocardiogram

    • Holter Monitoring

    • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA)

    • Stress Echocardiogram

    • Cardiac Computed Tomography

    • Conventional x-ray

    • Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT)

    • Echocardiogram

    • Open-heart procedure with a chest incision

    • MRI scan

    • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

    • Pacemaker Implantation - Permanent

    • Pacemaker Implantation - Temporary

    • Stress test

    • Mitral Valvuloplasty

    • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

    • Tricuspid valve repair or replacement

    • Coronary artery bypass surgery

    • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement

    Contact Information

    Russenstraße 69A, 04289 Leipzig, Germany

    Heart Center Leipzig

    Sachsen, Germany


    The Heart Center Leipzig, founded in 1994, is the highest international level hospital in Sachsen, Germany. It employs more than 1,450 medical staff under the supervision of more than 260 internationally experienced cardiologists and other doctors. This hospital provides a wide array of medical services and covers the diagnostics and treatment of all cardiovascular system diseases. It provides prehospital, inpatient, and outpatient care to approximately 44,000 patients every year. The Heart Center Leipzig has an excellent team of doctors, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists, rhythmologist, and internists. They collaborate with the specialized departments and ensure the best tailored medical service for children and adults. WHY CHOOSE HEART CENTER LEIPZIG • TREATMENT PROCEDURES The Heart Center Leipzig Team has helped develop many innovative therapies for cardiovascular diseases that are now being adapted as a standard treatment worldwide. Some of these therapies include minimally invasive heart valve surgery, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, modern ablation methods, and correction of congenital heart defects. They also perform MitraClip, transcatheter mitral valve reconstruction, and TriClip, transcatheter tricuspid valve reconstruction. Furthermore, the Department of Arrhythmology at the Heart Center Leipzig is one of the biggest arrhythmology departments in the world, and they offer excellent management of congenital and acquired cardiac arrhythmias. • DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES This hospital offers state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures using its leading-edge technology to deliver healthcare at a reasonable cost. The Radiology Department at Heart Center Leipzig conducts over 100,000 examinations yearly. They perform more than 15,000 computed tomographies (CT) examinations and over 5,000 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations annually. Along with the non-invasive diagnostic procedures of coronary heart diseases, their department also specializes in the diagnostics of heart muscle inflammation and congenital heart disease. • ADVANCED EQUIPMENT This hospital is supplied with extremely sophisticated instruments and equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It has the latest machines for CT scans and MRIs that provide three-dimensional images of the beating heart. They display the heart and coronary arteries optimally without using a cardiac catheter. Furthermore, it also has one of the world's largest electrophysiological research laboratories (EPU) with advanced equipment. TOP SPECIALITIES OFFERED BY HEART CENTER LEIPZIG 1. Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery 2. Congenital Heart Diseases 3. Pacemaker Implantation • MINIMALLY INVASIVE VALVE SURGERY A minimally invasive valve replacement surgery is a procedure that replaces a poorly working heart valve with an artificial valve. The heart has four valves that help the blood flow through the heart's chambers and out to the body. This procedure is minimally invasive because it uses a small incision compared to a traditional open repair which helps in easier and faster recovery from surgery. The doctors at the Department of Cardiac Surgery of the Heart Center Leipzig have immense experience in minimally invasive surgery. They perform more than 6,000 operations per year. The mitral and aortic valve surgeries are performed without opening the chest through a small incision made on the chest. The doctors try to use methods that preserve the patient's own mitral and aortic valves, which is more favorable than replacing these valves, especially for younger patients. There are several different methods used in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. The surgeons can use special instruments, a camera or robot-controlled arms to perform the surgery. The doctors at Heart Center Leipzig review all the options with patients, along with their associated risks and benefits, before performing the procedure. At the Heart Center Leipzig, the patient has to arrive a day before the operation. Some routine tests are performed before the procedure to assess the patient's health. These tests include Chest X-ray, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Blood tests, Echocardiogram and Coronary angiogram. During the minimally invasive aortic valve replacement, the anesthesiologist will give anesthesia before the surgery starts. This causes the patient to sleep deeply and painlessly during the operation. The surgeon then begins the procedure by making a small incision through the breastbone. They can also make an incision to the right of the breastbone or between the ribs. After ending the operation, the patient is moved to recover in the ICU. The team carefully monitors the vital signs, and once the patient feels better, they are moved to a normal hospital room. After staying in the hospital for 3 to 5 days, the patients can go home and follow up regularly. • CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES The University Department of Pediatric Cardiology offers treatment for patients of all age groups with congenital heart defects. Their experienced team of pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric cardiac surgeons, nurses, and physiotherapists provides the young patients with the best treatment and care. At Heart Center Leipzig, the treatment of congenital heart defects in children depends on the specific type of heart problem and its severity. Some defects, such as small holes, may close as the child ages, but serious heart defects require treatment soon after they're diagnosed. If a congenital health defect is suspected, the doctors test to diagnose the defect using Pulse oximetry, Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Chest X-ray, Cardiac catheterization and Heart magnetic resonance imaging. The doctors at Heart Center Leipzig treat the patients with the help of medications, heart procedures or a heart transplant. The doctors can give blood pressure and heart rhythm drugs to treat symptoms or complications of a congenital heart defect. If the child has a severe congenital heart defect, a heart procedure or surgery may be recommended, such as Cardiac Catheterization. In Cardiac Catheterization, the congenital heart defects are repaired using thin, flexible tubes called catheters. This procedure helps in fixing holes in the heart or areas of narrowing without opening the heart. The surgeon inserts one or more catheters into a blood vessel during cardiac catheterization via the groin into the heart. Tiny tools are then eased through the catheter to the heart to repair the defect. If cardiac catheterization doesn't work, the doctor can recommend Heart surgery or transplant. • PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION At Heart Center Leipzig, pacemaker implantation is one of the most common heart surgeries performed, with thousands of pacemakers fitted every year. A pacemaker is a small electric device that sends pulses to your heart to keep it beating regularly or not too slowly. It consists of a pulse generator that emits electrical impulses conducted to the heart through wires known as pacing leads, which are attached to the heart. Having a pacemaker can considerably improve patients' quality of life who have problems with a slow heart rate or abnormally fast heart rate. The device can be lifesaving for a lot of people. Most modern pacemakers work on demand and are programmed to adjust the discharge rate in response to the body's needs. If the pacemaker senses that the patient's heart has missed a beat or is beating very slowly, it sends signals at a stable rate, but if it senses that the heart is beating normally, then it does not send out any signals. At Heart Center Leipzig, having a pacemaker implanted is a relatively straightforward process. It is mostly carried out under local anesthesia. The generator is put under the skin near the left collarbone on the chest. This procedure usually takes one hour, and most people can leave the hospital the same day or after one day of surgery. The doctor asks the patients to attend regular check-ups to make sure the pacemaker is properly working.