Do I have heart disease?
Cardiovascular diseases are as varied as any symptoms that you as a patient can have.
Typical signs of cardiovascular disease are
• pain or pressure in the rib cage
• pain in nearby body regions (e.g. shoulder, jaw, back)
• extrasystoles, racing heart
• breathlessness, shortness of breath during physical exertion
• water retention
Typical signs of a heart attack are
• severe pain lasting at least five minutes, often radiating into other parts of the body (arms, upper abdomen, between the shoulder blades, jaw)
• extreme feeling of tightness or constriction in the area of the heart
• a severe burning sensation
• nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress and pain in the upper abdomen
• cold sweat with cold, pale skin
Please note that these symptoms may indicate cardiovascular disease, but that this is not necessarily the cause. Only a medical examination can provide information about whether cardiovascular disease is indeed present. If you suffer from one or more of the symptoms listed above, we advise you to visit our clinic for examination.
Ways to reach our clinic
There are various ways to attend our clinic:
Chest Pain Unit (CPU)
If you suffer from acute heart problems, you can attend our chest pain unit directly without any referral or registration formalities. The CPU is an emergency outpatient clinic (certified by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kardiologie – Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e.V. – German Society for Cardiology – Cardiovascular Research) which is staffed around the clock. Further information and contact details can be found here.