We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
It is a congenital heart defect characterised by the tricuspid valve sitting lower than normal over the ventricular myocardium, caused by the corresponding atrioventricular ring. In this case, the right atrium greatly increases its volume and the right ventricle greatly reduces in size and lung flow is not sufficient.
Ebstein’s anomaly encompasses a wide range of defects characterised by different grades of displacement and adherence of the septal valve of the tricuspid valve to the right ventricle chamber. It is a very variable disease that may be severe or mild.
The most serious cases are accompanied by severe cyanosis and congestive heart failure.
In less serious cases, the disease results in a transient period of cyanosis.
This is considered a rare disease and only represents 3% of congenital heart defects. It affects one in every 20,000 live births.
An echocardiogram is used to detect the disease, and to find out if it is associated with anatomical or functional atresia of the pulmonary valve.
The defect is treated with surgery which varies depending on the clinic, the anatomical form of the defect and the age of the patient.
In the case of new-born babies, for example, it is necessary to operate as soon possible. In adolescents or adults with symptoms, it is advisable to repair or replace the tricuspid valve with a prosthetic. If patients have no symptoms the best option is to wait.
Following surgery, 80% of patients diagnosed as teenagers or adults have a very good short to mid term prognosis as their ability to function has improved.
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Paediatric emergency care
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Paediatric Intensive Care
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Aortic pathology and Marfan syndrome
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplants
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Intensive care medicine
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Strokes and Cerebral Haemodynamics
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Corneal and Ocular Surface Section
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Urology and Paediatric Kidney Transplant
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Inherited Heart Disease
General and Digestive Surgery
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Echocardiogram and cardiac imaging unit
Uveitis and Eye Inflammation
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Haematology and Haemotherapy
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Coronary care unit
Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery
Prematurity Prevention Unit
Angiology, Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Surgery
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Abdominal wall surgery
Endocrinology and Nutrition
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Children's Hospital and Woman's Hospital
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