The rehabilitation department of the Schüchtermann-Klinik has a total of 179 beds. Every year we serve more than 2,500 patients within a stationary follow-up curative treatment. Our Rehabilitation department specialises not only on the curing of cardiological, angiological and cardiac surgery patients but also on the rehabilitation after heart transplantations and artificial heart implantations.

A follow-up curative treatment (German abbreviation: AHB) designates a medical rehabilitation scheme immediately after an acute treatment in hospital or closely connected to it. In the Schüchtermann-Klinik the follow-up curative treatment is offered for patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases with the following indications.

  • after an acute heart attack
  • after balloon dilatation or stent implantation
  • after a coronary bypass surgery
  • after a cardiac valve surgery
  • after a surgical correction of congenital heart defects (cardiac septum)
  • after a heart transplantation
  • after implantation of a left ventricular supporting system
  • after other heart surgeries (e.g. aneurysmectomy, ICD implantation)
  • in case of a coronary heart disease without acute heart attack
  • in case of a cardiomyopathy or other cardiac insufficiency
  • after inflammatory heart diseases
  • after pulmonary embolism
  • in case of arterial and venous circulatory disturbances
  • after surgery of the arterial and venous vascular system

Thanks to the integrated approach of our hospital and the cross-departmental cooperation with the hospital divisions handling acute diseases, our rehabilitation patients benefit from short treatment chains, seamless transitions between the individual medical care stages and optimised diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

A follow-up curative treatment or a general curative process usually extends over a period of 3 weeks. After completion of the stationary rehabilitation scheme there are different options for the outpatient aftercare such as e.g. the intensified rehabilitation aftercare program (IRENA) of the German Pension Fund or the participation in an ambulant cardiac group.