Prof. Rainer Duesing works at the Specialist Practice for Cardiology, Angiology and Rehabilitation in Bonn.
Here, the Professor of Internal Medicine collaborates closely with his colleagues, Dr Aupperle, Dr Buran-Kilian and Dr Zirbes
in order to be able to provide the patients with the best possible treatment for cardiac and vascular conditions.
At the same time, all the specialist cardiologists also specialise in a second field. This special training enables the patient at the Specialist Practice for Cardiology, Angiology and Rehabilitation to be given the best possible treatment, both for himself and for his clinical picture, from the initial diagnosis right up to the rehabilitation following a procedure.
In order to be able to prevent or to curb this as much as possible, the physicians and the team at Prof. Duesing’s Specialist Practice also focus particularly on the prevention of cardiac disease. This involves a comprehensive health check, nutrition counselling, an exercise regime, prepared in consultation with sport scientists, and hypertension training and CoaguCheck courses / INR self-measurement on Marcumar treatment because a heart condition does not necessarily have to be congenital or have organic causes, but is often also induced by the lifestyle habits of the patient.
So, high blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most frequent and most important risk factors for a range of severe conditions such as cerebrovascular accident or cardiac failure. It is one of the most aggressive and, at the same time, one of the most well-known risk factors.
The field of psychocardiology is also covered at Prof. Duesing’s Specialist Practice. Dr Buran-Kilian cares for the patients during their illness and establishes a correlation between the cardiac condition and the psychological condition, since it is known that cardiac conditions can cause accompanying psychological problems such as feelings of depression and anxiety disorders.
As established hypertension specialists, Prof. Duesing, Dr Aupperle, Dr Buran-Kilian and Dr Zirbes are able to treat the sometimes complex clinical picture of hypertension comprehensively in terms of diagnosis and treatment.
The physicians at the Specialist Practice in Bonn are nationally and internationally recognised hypertensiologists, who care for the patients at the Hypertension Centre.
In order to be able to diagnose cardiovascular conditions, for example, and to prevent a myocardial infarction, the cardiac catheter is used at the Specialist Practice of Prof. Duesing. Dr Zirbes utilises this in order to be able to determine the causes of cardiac conditions. This also plays an important role within the framework of the Chest Pain Clinic. The physicians at the Specialist Practice in Bonn possess the specialist skills and technical equipment.
The Chest Pain Clinic recognises that the specialists care for patients, who were previously under the care of their GP and whom he has classified as an emergency. Thanks to this specialist medical care, unnecessary hospitalisations in difficult to assess situations can often be avoided.
Together with cardiology, the specialist Prof. Duesing’s Specialist Practice also specialises in angiology. This concerns diseases of the vascular system.
Vascular changes remain absolutely asymptomatic and hence undetected for a long period. The presence of pathological changes in the blood vessels, such as a PAOD (peripheral arterial occlusive disease), represents a high-risk situation. 30% of affected patients die within 5 years of the moment when symptoms first become noticeable.
For this reason, a consistent diagnosis and treatment are necessary in order to be able to prevent CVAs or myocardial infarctions and to prolong a healthy life.
Dr Aupperle is a specialist in angiology (blood vessels) at Prof. Duesing’s Specialist Practice and he cares for patients with vascular conditions, both with preventative examinations and within the framework of follow-up care following the respective illness.
Foremost in the diagnostic investigation in angiology is the imaging ultrasound examination of the affected vascular regions or, increasingly, magnetic resonance imaging.
The capabilities of Prof. Duesing, Dr Aupperle, Dr Buran-Kilian and Dr Zirbes range from preventative investigation, to follow-up care and to follow-up treatment within the framework of rehabilitation.
The capabilities of Prof. Duesing, Dr Aupperle, Dr Buran-Kilian and Dr Zirbes, together with their co-operation partners, cater optimally for all disease patterns concerning the heart and the circulatory system.