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International Medical Services & Business Development

Official Site of the Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Congenital Heart Defects

and Pediatric Cardiology

Our team of attentive and helpful doctors and nurses ensure that individual medical care is provided to your child. We offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment of young patients with a full range of congenital and acquired heart diseases. Broad spectrum of rendered state-of -the-art medical services including invasive and non-invasive procedures distinguish our clinic from others and allows us to act as a reference for other pediatric medical establishments in Germany.

Presently conducted research:

  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • mechanical circulatory support (ECLS/VAD) in neonatal and pediatric heart patients
  • longterm follow-up after single ventricle palliation (Fontan/TCPC)
  • cardio-MRI effect and safety of preventive treatment with ACE-inhibitor (Enalapril) and Beta-Blocker (Metoprolol-succinat) on the onset of left ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophie
  • electrocardiography-triggered CT angiography in pediatric patients
  • Willebrand-factor function in aortic stenosis
  • material matters involving interventional cardiology in patients with congenital heart disease

Diagnostics & Treatment

  • Echocardiography (transthoracic, fetal, and transesophageal)
  • ECG (stress-ECG, Holter)
  • Spiroergometry
  • Strain Rate Method (for the examination of myocardial functions)
  • Endomyocardical biopsy
  • Prenatal cardiac diagnostics
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Interventional catheterization
  • Heart rhythm assessment and pace maker implantation
  • Pediatrics ICU
  • Preparation for heart transplantation
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Statistics

heart surgeriesAbout 250 per year
catheter proceduresAbout 250 per year

Our physicians

  • Dr. Thilo Fleck

  • Dr. Jochen Grohmann

  • Dr. med. René Höhn

  • Dr. med. Katja Reineker

  • Dr. Johannes Kroll

  • Prof. Dr. Matthias Siepe


Medical Center - University of Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 270 21310
Fax: +49 761 270 19310

info-ims@uniklinik-freiburg.de