Cardiac Surgery Clinic Helios Karlsruhe
About the hospital
Cardiac Surgery Clinic Helios Karlsruhe is one of the largest specialised cardiac surgery centres. For more than 25 years, the clinic has been engaged in the surgical treatment of heart diseases in adults. According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the clinic is one of the best German medical facilities specialising in the surgical treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiac Surgery Clinic Helios annually performs more than 3,000 cardiac surgeries of varying complexity. The clinic employs about 300 medical workers. The surgical unit consists of five operating rooms, including one hybrid operating room. There are 96 equipped beds for inpatients, including 24 intensive care units and 16 specialised beds. The patients are offered comfortable rooms with all amenities. Also, the patient is provided with a balanced and varied three meals a day.
The clinic is very well established in the south of Germany and has an outstanding range of equipment. In addition to advanced medical equipment, the clinic has excellent medical staff. Patients use the services of experienced surgeons trained in the best heart surgery centres in Europe and the USA. Highly qualified doctors offer a full range of cardiac procedures for adults, except transplant surgery. Areas of particular expertise include minimally invasive techniques (minimal invasive aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and minimally invasive mitral valve reconstruction) as well as total arterial revascularisation, aortic valve reconstruction surgery, and LVAD implantation as targeted therapy.
The mission of Cardiac Hospital Helios Karlsruhe is to provide the best possible treatment using the most modern procedures and technologies. The interdisciplinary approach of highly qualified and experienced doctors and nurses guarantees the best patient care. During the stay in the hospital, the medical team will take care of the patient personally and make sure that the visit will be as pleasant as possible.
Do surgeons perform transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)?
Karlsruhe is one of Europe's most important TAVI centres with many interventions. Since 2008, almost 5,000 TAVI surgeries have been performed. The TAVI Center has been certified by the German Society of Cardiology and has a quality mark.
Can I have an artificial heart implanted at a medical centre?
A ventricular assist device (VAD) is an electrical pump that keeps your heart pumping when it is no longer efficient. Artificial heart implantation is often a life-saving treatment option and an alternative to heart transplant for patients with end-stage heart failure.
Is it possible to get non-surgical treatment at Cardiac Surgery Clinic Helios Karlsruhe?
Doctors of Cardiac Surgery Clinic Helios Karlsruhe primarily use conservative medical methods to treat heart diseases. Only in the case of ineffectiveness of these methods do surgeons use surgical treatment. At the same time, preference is given to minimally invasive and sparing techniques.
About the city
Karlsruhe is a reasonably young city located in southwest Germany, on the territory of the federal state of Baden-Wurtenburg. The town is situated near the French-German border, in the vicinity of the Rhine River. The Rhine Valley is Germany's sunniest region, with comfortable, warm summers and mild foggy winters.
The main attraction and the heart of the city are the grandiose Baroque Karlsruhe Palace with a park, which served as the residence of the Dukes of Baden. Around the Karlsruhe Palace, 32 wide streets run in all directions. Two ring roads connect all avenues. From a bird's eye view, the city is often compared to a fan. Another attraction is the Karlsruhe Pyramid, under which the founding father of the city, Count Karl Wilhelm, is buried. Also, no less interesting places are the Art and Media Center, the State Art Gallery, the Gottsaue Palace and Turmberg Hill.
The city is proud of its Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the oldest technical institution of higher education in Germany and ranks among the best technical institutions in mechanical engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering. Thanks to the numerous research institutions located here, Karlsruhe has a high concentration of researchers. The Municipal Hospital of Karlsruhe, founded in 1907 in the city's northwest, is the largest hospital in the Middle-Upper Rhine region. Since 1995, it has been adjoined by a private cardiac surgery clinic, part of the Helios Clinic Group.
The city of Karlsruhe exudes calmness and tranquillity. In its numerous parks and museums, travellers can have a great time, admire futuristic gizmos, and see the works of the impressionists. In the suburbs of Karlsruhe, visitors can admire the houses built in the Art Nouveau style. The city fascinates both adults and children with its beauty and incredible view.