The Pediatric Cardiology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of functional heart diseases, diseases of the circulatory system, acquired organic heart disease, and congenital heart disease in infants, young children, older children and adolescents.
The clinic uses methods of non-invasive and invasive diagnostics, including modern technologies of interventional cardiology.
A modernly equipped laboratory for cardiac catheteresis allows for invasive diagnostics (probing of the right and left sides of the heart, ventriculography, angiography of large vessels, electrophysiological studies).
Children's cardiologists also perform complex surgical interventions, which include: balloon dilatation of narrowed (stenotic) heart valves, installation of stents in narrowed vessels, closure of the open ductus arteriosus and ventricular septal defects.
Methods of catheter cardiology are used more and more often and for therapeutic purposes, which makes it possible to avoid operations using a heart-lung machine (artificial heart and lung machine).
More than two-thirds of cardiac catheters are used for the treatment of heart defects, for the correction of defects in the interatrial septum, as well as in the interventricular septum.
With occlusion of the open ductus arteriosus, special coils (Coils) or occluder systems are implanted. To eliminate valvular stenosis and coarctation of the aorta, sparing surgical intervention (catheter balloon valvuloplasty) is used, with the introduction of a special balloon catheter through the femoral vein, installed at the level of the affected area and straightened at the level of stenosis.
A feature in the treatment of patients with complex heart defects is the method of biological heart valve implantation: a biological heart valve is implanted through a cardiac catheter inserted through the inguinal vein, which is fixed in a stent (Melody-Klappe).
The Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology belongs to the leading German clinics specializing in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (arrhythmia / tachycardia), Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome (SWV syndrome) in young children. Cardiologists have long won the trust of patients from all over Germany, the Benelux countries and the Arab States. The staff of the clinic's specialists includes internationally renowned pediatric cardiologists who have experience in catheter obliteration (ablation) of abnormal areas of the myocardium with the length of the area of obliteration no more than a few millimeters.
With complex congenital heart defects, more and more combined interventions - hybrid operations - are performed with the involvement of a cardiac surgeon, a pediatric cardiologist and a vascular surgeon in the surgical process. An operating room is specially equipped for such operations in the clinic. High accuracy, safety and quality of treatment are ensured through the use of modern 3-D navigation technology.
Elimination of the causes of cardiac arrhythmias is carried out by a minimally invasive method of catheter ablation using cryo-energy: the use of liquid nitrogen, which is supplied by a catheter through the pulmonary artery to the site of arrhythmia and causes cooling of the desired area to -75°C. After treatment by this method, children are considered cured.