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Diagnostics and treatment range

State-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and patient-friendly therapeutic approaches are the hallmark of the cardiology department at the Schüchtermann-Klinik. Every year we treat more than 5,000 patients.

Ultrasonic and magnetic resonance diagnostics

  • Transthoracic echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Vascular duplex sonography
  • Sonography of other parts of the body
  • Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) of heart and vessels

ECG, blood pressure and circulatory diagnostics

  • Resting electrocardiogram
  • Exercise electrocardiogram
  • Long-term electrocardiogram
  • Long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Peripheral Doppler pressure measurement
  • Oscillography

Pulmonary function testing and circulatory diagnostics

  • Spirometry
  • Tilting-table test

Diagnostic catheter and X-ray procedures

  • Coronary angiography
  • Guide wire method (FFR)
  • Catheter infiltration
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Electrophysiological study (EPS)
  • Angiography of arteries and veins outside the heart

Therapeutic catheter procedures

  • Balloon dilatation of the coronary vessels (PTCA) and stent implantation
  • Balloon dilatation at the arteries (PTA) outside the heart and stent implantation (including the aorta)
  • Obliteration of pathologically changed tissue in the heart (ablation) in case of complex cardiac dysrhythmias and atrial fibrillation
  • Closure of congenital heart defects (atrial septal defects, patent foramen ovale)
  • Expanding of stenosed cardiac valves
  • Occlusion (embolisation) of non-functional vessels
  • Catheter-based aortic valve replacement
  • Catheter-based occlusion of the artrial appendage
  • Obliteration of nerve fibers in renal arteries (ablation) in resistent hypertension

Pacemaker surgery

  • implantation of all kinds of pacemakers
  • as well as AICD (automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators), univentricular and biventricular

Further treatment processes

  • Cardioversion in case of fast cardiac dysrhythmias
  • Circulatory support method (e.g. intra-aortic balloon pump)