Diagnosis - Heart & Heart Surgery

Long QT syndrome

Long QT syndrome refers to a disorder of the heart whereby the rhythmic activity of the heart muscle is disturbed, potentially causing rapid and uncoordinated heartbeats.  This erratic behaviour of the heart muscle in long QT syndrome may cause fainting and in extreme instances, lead to death.  Known causes of long QT syndrome include genetic disorders and numerous medications.  Treatment of long QT syndrome therefore often includes the avoidance of specific medications, limiting physical activity and taking medications that regulate the heart’s rhythmic activity.  In some cases of long QT syndrome an implanted pacemaker may also be required.

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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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Mesothelioma

A Mesothelioma is a exceptional form of cancer that mainly arises from the cells coating the sacs of the chest. Either the pleura or the peritoneum. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form. It often shows symptoms in the chest area. Peritoneal mesothelioma is much less common. This can affect the organs in the abdomen, and its symptoms are related to this area of the body, that is, abdominal swelling, nausea, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. The rarest form of mesothelioma is pericardial mesothelioma, which involves the sac surrounding the heart. There are two major cell types of mesothelioma, epithelial and sarcomatoid. Sometimes both of these cell types can be present. The sarcomatoid type is rarer and occurs in only about 15% of cases; it portends a poorer prognosis. In very rare cases, mesothelioma can originate from benign, non-malignant cells. This so-called benign mesothelioma can be cured surgically.

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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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Mitral valve prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse is a condition whereby the valve situated between the left upper and lower chambers of the heart (the mitral valve) does not close correctly.  During the contraction of the lower chamber, the valve then bulges out from its normal position (prolapse) back up into the chamber above instead of sealing the passage between the chambers.  Because of this impaired sealing associated with mitral valve prolapse; blood can then leak back into the upper chamber, instead of being pumped outwards into the body’s circulation.  This condition is referred to as mitral valve regurgitation.  Often, mitral valve prolapse does not require treatment.  However, in some cases, medication or lifestyle changes may be required.  In severe cases of mitral valve prolapse, surgery may also be necessary.

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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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Mitral valve regurgitation

Mitral valve regurgitation refers to when the mitral valve of the heart does not close tightly enough to prevent blood from leaking through.  The mitral valve is situated between the two left chambers of the heart and it normally prevents a ‘backward flow’ of blood during each heartbeat.  In cases of mitral valve regurgitation however, blood leaks backwards during each heartbeat, resulting in a less efficient transport of blood to the rest of the body.  This may lead to fatigue and shortness of breath.  The treatment of mitral valve regurgitation depends on how severe it is, with mild cases not always requiring treatment.  In severe cases of mitral valve regurgitation however, surgery is often required.  Heart failure or serious heart rhythm problems may result from a severe mitral valve regurgitation going untreated.

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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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Mitral valve stenosis

Mitral valve stenosis refers to a condition where the valve between the hearts’s upper and lower left chambers (the mitral valve) is narrowed.  This impairs the flow of blood through the heart and thus also the output of blood from the heart to the body.  Symptoms of mitral valve stenosis include but are not limited to shortness of breath, fatigue and a rapid beating of the heart (palpitations).  The cause of mitral valve stenosis is most often scarring that has remained from a childhood rheumatic fever infection.  Other infections and birth defects have also been associated with mitral valve stenosis.  If left untreated, mitral valve stenosis may cause serious complications in the heart.  However, therapy for mitral valve stenosis is available and may include surgery or valvuloplasty, a procedure where the valve is widened with the use of a small balloon.  

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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.

    Show Hospital

  • 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.

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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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