Special Clinical Focus

  • Noninvasive cardiology-internistic diagnostics
  • Invasive cardiology diagnostics and treatment (cardiac catheter with balloon dilatation and stent implantation)
  • TAVI: minimal invasive aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral clipping
  • Electrophysiological examination (EPE) with ablation, including pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • Interventional closure of atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale or atrial auricle

About us

Prof. Eberhard Freiherr von Hodenberg is the Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the MediClin Cardiac Center in Lahr/Baden, a specialist clinic with the most up-to-date facilities and combined specialist expertise in all fields of cardiology under one roof. The specialist in cardiac conditions, Prof. von Hodenberg, can look back on many years of international experience in cardiology clinical practice and research, for example at the Universities of Heidelberg and San Diego, California. With his extensive and advanced expertise, Prof. von Hodenberg is dedicated to the optimal medical care of over 5000 cardiac patient annually.

Prof. von Hodenberg’s treatment emphases include the use of the cardiac catheter for a precise examination and the assured diagnosis and minimal invasive treatment of the heart and the coronary vessels (stent implantation). Prof. von Hodenberg also specializes in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and in the interventional treatment of cardiac valve conditions (mitral clipping). In his team, complex arrhythmias are also treated with ablation. At the MediClin Cardiac Center in Lahr/Baden, patients will find a highly experienced specialist medical practitioner, optimally networked in specialist associations, and a competent contact for the entire spectrum of cardiovascular conditions in Prof. von Hodenberg.

Diagnostic Services

Noninvasive cardiology-internistic diagnostics
  • EKG: Stress EKG and long-term EKG
  • ST segment analysis
  • RR variability
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • 3-D echocardiography
  • Duplex sonography of all vascular regions
  • Cardiac pacemaker follow-up, ICD (defibrillator) checks
  • Sleep apnea screening
  • Abdominal and pleural sonography
Invasive cardiology diagnostics and treatment
  • The performance of diagnostic coronary angiography, including right and left ventricular angiography, pulmonary artery angiography and aortography. Here, for the benefit of the patient and due to a low vascular complication rate, coronary angiography is primarily performed via the artery in the wrist (radial artery).
  • Therapeutic procedures such as balloon dilatation = percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), implantation of vascular supports (stents). Medication-coated stents are used, as a rule, in order to prevent restenosis.
  • We are on 24-hour cardiac infarct standby.
  • Stent implantation for constrictions of the arterial vessels of the neck (internal carotid artery stenosis)
  • Implantation of umbrella systems for closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale
  • The entire range of invasive heart defect diagnostics, including simultaneous pressure measurement and transseptal puncture
  • Catheter-assisted aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Interventional mitral valve reconstruction (mitral clipping) for mitral valve insufficiency
  • Mitral leaflet separation (valvuloplasty) for the treatment of mitral valve stenosis
  • Implantation of atrial umbrellas as a therapeutic alternative to lifetime blood thinning (anticoagulation)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Cafeterias
  • Kiosks
  • Casinos
  • Regular events
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Cardiology


Airports near

  • Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden airport31 miles (approximately 50 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Lahr/Schwarzwald station2.5 miles (approximately 4 km)