Asst Lect. Dr Lars Marquardt is the Senior Consultant of the Department of Neurology and Head of the Centre for Neurogeriatrics at the Asklepios Hospital in Wandsbek. As a specialist in neurology, he specialises in conditions of the human nervous system. Asst Lect. Dr Marquardt publishes numerous scientific contributions in this specialist field. With his additional qualification in geriatric medicine, one focus of his work is neurogeriatrics, that is, the nervous conditions which particularly occur in older people. These include dementia, Parkinson’s disease and cerebrovascular accidents. With its Neurogeriatrics Centre, the Asklepios Hospital in Wandsbek is optimally prepared for the treatment of these conditions.
One important component of the Department of Neurology is the Stroke Unit. This area specialises in the treatment of patients who are admitted to hospital with a CVA or a suspected CVA. The diagnosis can be ascertained with the aid of a neurological ultrasound. The Stroke Unit responds competently to CVAs, which can be life-threatening. With early hospitalisation and treatment within four hours following the appearance of the first symptoms, medication can frequently dissolve the causative blood clot without a problem and can reverse the symptoms of stroke completely. Similarly to their use in cardiology, catheter techniques can also dissolve vascular occlusions in the brain.
In the field of diagnostics, Asst Lect. Dr Marquardt’s Department of Neurology has state-of-the-art technical facilities, which, together with the experienced medical team, enables a rapid and precise diagnosis. By means of electrophysiology, the physicians evaluate the electrical body currents and can thus draw conclusions about the functions of the nervous system. The EEG (electroencephalograph) measures the electrical activity of the brain and can represent voltage fluctuations in the form of a graph. This diagnostic method can provide important insights, particularly in patients with epilepsy.