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Congenital Heart Treatment Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Congenital Heart Treatment to foreign patients.

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mehmet Muhsin Türkmen

Cardiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Volkan Tuzcu

Pediatric Cardiology Specialist

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Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

6 listed cardiologists:

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Dr. Sibel Ay MD

Cardiovascular Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Ertan Ökmen MD, FESC

Interventional cardiology
Transradial coronary angiography and interventions
Heart failure

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Avcilar Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

** Prices here are average prices and depend on patients' medical conditions. For cases requiring longer hospitalisation, extra days will be priced separately.

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Dr. Deniz Guzel

Cardiologist

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Hygeia Hospital

HYGEIA Hospital is the first large private hospital to operate in Greece and has been a leading healthcare provider for the last 35 years. It is the first and only hospital in Greece to be accredited by the JCI.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Dr. Sujit Banyatpiyaphod

Cardiovascular Surgery

Dr. Ularn Janebovorn

Internal Medicine and Cardiology

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

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About Congenital Heart Treatment

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Congenital heart treatment

What is congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart disease is also known as a congenital heart defect. It is an abnormality of the heart that exists at birth. The defect usually affects heart organs such as the blood vessels, valves or the heart walls. The diseases range from minor defects to critical conditions that can result in the death of the affected individual.


Types of congenital heart disease

The congenital diseases can be categorized into three main groups:

  • Heart wall congenital diseases- these defects make the walls of the heart chambers grow in a defective manner hence causing pumping of blood in the chambers very hard. This effect makes the heart try to pump the blood in a high pressure which may result in hypertension.
  • Valve congenital diseases- these defects may affect the flow of blood in the heart. The valves may open and close irregularly.
  • Blood vessels congenital defects- involves poor functioning of weak blood veins and arteries carrying blood in and out of the heart. This condition may develop into a chronic disease if not rectified quickly.

Other types

Cyanotic and Acyanotic Congenital Heart Disease

In both of these defects, the blood from the heart is not pumped in the correct manner. The heart fails to pump enough blood to be supplied to the body due to defects of the heart. The main difference between acyanotic and cyanotic defects is that cyanotic defects cause low oxygen levels in the blood while acyanotic conditions blood is pumped in low levels. Babies born with these defects will have breathing problems or develop the blue-baby disease. The conditions may develop later in life resulting in high blood pressure.


Symptoms of congenital Heart Disease

Most congenital defects are discovered during an ultrasound scan. Treatment may start immediately or when recommended by the doctor. Babies with congenital defects may show symptoms such as:

  • Low weight at birth
  • Chest complications
  • Stunted growth
  • Suckling difficulties
  • Breathing complications
  • Blue skin and toes

In cases where the conditions develop in later years, the symptoms may include:

  • Seizures
  • Frequent dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Fatigue after minor tasks
  • Breathing problems
  • Swellings on the skin

Causes congenital heart disease

  • The heart defect may be a hereditary case
  • Intake of certain prescription drugs
  • Consuming alcoholic beverages and other illegal substances
  • Conditions such as diabetes during pregnancy
  • Pregnant mothers who have viral diseases may end up giving birth to babies with heart conditions

Treatment of congenital heart diseases

The type of the disease determines the type of treatment given to the patient. Some of the diseases can cure on their own when the kid is still young while others require intense treatment. The following are some of the recommended treatment options available:

  • Prescribed Medications: These medications are used to prevent conditions such as blood clot in heart blood vessels and irregular heartbeat.
  • Catheter Procedures: Catheter procedures involve repair of certain congenital heart disease without performing surgery on the chest or heart. The procedure involves insertion of a thin tube through a vein in the leg up to the heart. The doctor will then use this tube to pass small tools through it and correct the condition.
  • Implantable Heart Devices: These devices include such as the heart pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. The heart pacemaker restores the normal heart beat rate while the implantable cardioverter defibrillator corrects the adverse irregular heart beat syndrome.
  • Open-Heart Surgery: In cases of extreme conditions, surgery is necessitated. The surgery corrects defects such as holes in the heart, constricted blood vessels and dysfunctional heart valves.
  • Heart Transplant: This option is the last in case of extreme defects. A completely shuttered heart will need replacement from a donor.

How to prevent congenital heart diseases

If you are pregnant, there are several precautionary measures you can undertake to prevent your unborn kid from developing a congenital heart defect:

  • Avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages or prohibited drugs.
  • For those with diabetes, ensure that you control your levels of blood glucose before becoming pregnant.
  • Get rubella and measles vaccination and avoid contracting the diseases
  • Ensure that any medications you take are prescribed by a qualified physician
  • Undergo genetic screening if your family has a history of congenital heart disease.

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