The Cardiology Clinic team under Prof. Rassaf at the West German Cardiac and Vascular Centre sets the treatment of all patients as if they were part of their own family as its highest goal. For this purpose, the team creates an individualised concept for each patient, based on current international guidelines and the most up to date technical methods and on the practical experience of the attending physicians. Here, trouble-free progress is facilitated by a wide range of treatment directions, which have been integrated into the everyday routine of the Clinic. In addition, it is the objective of the Clinic to seek out new avenues in cardiology by continual work in the field of fundamental research and in clinical research.
The interventional cardiology team at the Cardiology Clinic possesses a high level of competence and expertise in the interventional diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular conditions. In addition to conditions of the coronary vessels (cardiac infarction, coronary heart disease), the therapeutic emphases, in particular, are on the treatment of acquired cardiac defects (aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve insufficiency) and congenital cardiac defects (atrial septal defect), as well as vascular conditions, in particular, of the aorta (aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection). As well as all the established techniques, the diagnostic and therapeutic range also includes innovations which are utilised within the context of controlled clinical studies.
On request, patients can be given an out-patient cardiac catheter examination in our day clinic, following prior clarification, and, in the case of a coronary diagnosis without intervention, can be discharged home again in the afternoon. An out-patient transoesophageal echocardiograph can also be performed.