Centre for Internal Medicine and Cardiology - Our Team

Centre for Internal Medicine and Cardiology

Structure of the heart - treatment in the specialist centre for Internal Medicine and Cardiology in Hamburg

Your heart in the best hands

Cardiovascular diseases are steadily increasing and are among the most frequent causes of death in Germany. Especially in an emergency, it is important that you receive fast and competent help. Our team of specialists is at your disposal around the clock, supported by modern diagnostic facilities.

Short distances and modern technology

Precise diagnostic confirmation and rapid availability of experts are decisive factors for the prognosis of acute cardiovascular diseases. At our specialist centre, cardiological specialists are available to you at all times, short distances and modern medical equipment ensure that your treatment is carried out without delay.

Particular emphasis is placed on the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, which is guaranteed around the clock in our modern heart catheter laboratory. Our highly motivated team of consultants and nursing staff has many years of experience and guarantees you a high quality of care.

Our treatment focuses:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Acute heart attack
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Myocardial insufficiency
  • Diagnostics and treatment of heart valve diseases
  • Prevention of stroke in patients at a high risk of bleeding
  • Diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease 

Gentle diagnostics in the modern heart catheter laboratory

We offer:

  • all non-invasive diagnostic procedures of echocardiography and colour duplex sonography
  • all invasive procedures in the treatment of coronary heart disease

In more than 90 per cent of the cases, cardiac catheter diagnostics is performed at our modern cardiac catheter laboratory via the wrist artery (A. radialis). This allows the examination to take place as gently as possible and reduces possible bleeding complications to a minimum. If there is no evidence of narrowing of the coronary arteries, you can be discharged home the same day.

Further interdisciplinary treatment options

Furthermore, we offer the following treatment focuses:

  • Vascular dilations for the treatment of peripheral artery disease in collaboration with interventional radiology 
  • Interventional catheter treatment of patients with heart valve diseases (in cooperation with the Heart Surgery department at Asklepios Klinik St. Georg)
  • Interventional atrial occlusion (i.e. the treatment of patients at a high risk of stroke who cannot tolerate blood-thinning therapy) 
  • All forms of cardiac pacemaker and defibrillator therapy, including cardiac resynchronisation and unit replacement in the case of battery depletion