Diagnosis - Heart & Heart Surgery

Hiatal Hernia

normally, the oesophagus passes down through the chest, crosses the diaphragm, enters the abdomen through a hole in the diaphragm called the oesophageal hiatus and joins the stomach just below the diaphragm. When there is a hiatal hernia, the opening of the oesophageal hiatus is larger than normal and a part of the stomach slips up or passes (herniates) through the hiatus and into the chest. This type of hernia can be congenital (present at birth), More often it may be acquired over the years, for example, through strenuous physical activity. Symptoms usually start with a tingling or burning sensation, although patients may be able to see a bulge where the hernia is located. If extreme pain is present, emergency surgery may be needed. Treatment is via conventional or laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery. "Hiatus" in Latin means "an opening, gaping mouth, or chasm" which came from the verb "hiare" meaning "to gape or yawn." Therefore, a "hiatus" is a gaping opening in something, such as the opening of a cave in a cliff or a major interruption (hole) in a conversation. In this case, hiatus (or hiatal) refers to the opening in the diaphragm.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

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    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    With 380 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Siegburg is an acute care hospital with two highly-effiecient medical facilities.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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Heart attack

‘Heart attack’ refers to a condition triggered by the blocking of a blood vessel that delivers blood to a part of the heart. This often occurs when a blot clot becomes lodged at a narrow passage of the blood vessel.  The resulting interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle can result in damage or even destruction of a portion of the heart.  In the past, heart attacks were often fatal however these days many people who have suffered a heart attack survive, given an increased public awareness of typical signs of heart attack and an improvement in treatment. Having a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, regular exercise) lower the chances of suffering a heart attack in the first place. These same factors and effective stress management also improve the recovery from a heart attack. 

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    With 380 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Siegburg is an acute care hospital with two highly-effiecient medical facilities.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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Heart disease

The term ‘heart disease’ refers to a number of conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels in some way. Most commonly, heart disease refers to cardiovascular disease, the narrowing of blood vessels that can result in stroke, heart attack or chest pain (angina pectoris). Problems concerning heart rhythm, structural defects of the heart that one is born with or various other conditions that affect the heart’s muscle or valves may also be referred to as a kind of heart disease. Heart disease as a whole is currently the most common cause of death worldwide. However, many types of heart disease can be both prevented and treated with a balanced diet, regular exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.   

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    With 380 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Siegburg is an acute care hospital with two highly-effiecient medical facilities.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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Heart failure/congestive heart failure (CHF)

Heart failure or congestive heart failure (CHF) is a term indicating that the heart is no longer able to pump sufficient blood to the rest of the body.  Heart failure can arise over time as a result of conditions like coronary artery disease or high blood pressure, which place extra strain on the heart muscle, eventually impairing its function.  Although heart failure is irreversible, it can be treated well with a combination of medication and lifestyle changes.  Typical lifestyle changes are increased exercise, reduced salt in the diet, effective stress management and weight loss.  The most effective way to prevent heart failure from occurring in the first place is to reduce risk factors and treat underlying conditions that contribute to its development, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.    

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

    Show Hospital

  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

    Show Hospital

  • HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    HELIOS Hospital Siegburg-Bonn

    With 380 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Siegburg is an acute care hospital with two highly-effiecient medical facilities.

    Show Hospital

  • HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal

    The HELIOS Hospital Wuppertal is a maximum care hospital. With around 1,000 beds, it is the largest hospital in the Bergisch-Land area. Its 26 clinical departments provide almost the entire range of medical services.

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