Special Clinical Focus
- Heart catheter
- Pulmonary vein isolation
- Stent treatment
- Aortic valve implantation
- Internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
The services offered by the department comprise all established medication and catheter-based or device-based therapeutic methods for cardiovascular diseases as well as those available in the context of clinical trials. One special focus area is the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation, as well as simple and complex coronary lesions via stenting. In 2009, almost 5,000 inpatients were treated altogether, making our department one of the largest in Northern Germany.
In 2008, a new focus area was added: aortic and mitral valve disorders can nowadays be treated rather gently by percutaneous, transcatheter treatment which permits heart valve interventions without open heart surgery.
Two new therapeutic methods were established in 2010: Transcatheter closure of the atrial auricle for patients with atrial fibrillation in order to replace Marcumar treatment as well as the denervation of the renal arteries for patients with high blood pressure.
In order to ensure the best care for seriously sick patients, the department is equipped with 18 intensive care beds and beds with ventilator assistance. Our emphasis is the treatment of cardiological high risk patients suffering from heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias after complex interventions and heart failure.
In the cardiological outpatient clinic, all areas of non-invasive cardiology are covered. It is equipped with modern technology and offers all possibilities of cardiological functional examinations.
Additional focus points are the specialty outpatient clinics for the following clinical pictures: heart failure, heart valve defects and cardiac arrhythmias. Due to a close cooperation with the Departments of Heart Surgery, Neurology, Angiology and Diabetology, patients with complex clinical pictures can be treated on an interdisciplinary level.
Selected expert in the specialist field Cardiology
Oberärztin Kardiologische Intensivmedizin
Leitender Oberarzt, stellv. Chefarzt Leitung Herzkatheterlabore
Oberarzt Herzkatheteter, Angiologie
Oberarzt Leitung Interventionelle Klappentherapie
Oberarzt Leitung Herzinsuffizienz
Senior Consultant, Head of Electrophysiology Lab
Head of Echocardiography, Outpatient Clinic and Chest Pain Unit
Senior Consultant, Head of Intensive Care
Head of Pacemaker / Defibrillator / Magnetic Field Imaging (MFI) / Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) / Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
Head of Stem Cell Unit