University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

Munich, Germany

Treatment of lung emphysema with endoscopic reduction of lung volume by valve implantation (program ID: 302291)

Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, pulmonology
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  • 1968: in Berlin geboren
  • Studium an den Universitäten Witten/Herdecke und der FU Berlin im Fach Humanmedizin
  • 1996: Ausbildung zum Internisten und Kardiologen am Klinikum rechts der Isar und dem Deutschen Herzzentrum München der TUM
  • 2002: habilitierte am Fachbereich Humanmedizin der TUM
  • 2002: Heisenberg-Stipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft an dem Institute of Molecular Medicine der University of California, San Diego in La Jolla, USA
  • 2005: studierte an die Harvard Medical School. 

Schwerpunkt der Arbeit:
Die Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeit liegen im Bereich der Stammzellbiologie, insbesondere der Selbsterneuerung, Differenzierung und Zelllinienspezifizierung nativer kardialer Progenitorzellen während der Embryonalentwicklung und der Charakterisierung des regenerativen Potentials aus embryonalen Stammzellen generierter kardiovaskulärer Präkursorzellen.

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A team of experts of the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar treats patients with cardiovascular diseases (heart attack, cardiac insufficiency, valvular heart diseases and heart rhythm disorder). The time between the arrival of the heart attack patient in the department and the reopening of the infarcted vessel is less than 60 minutes. The chief physician of the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar is Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz.

The department offers innovative therapy procedures such as cardiac valve replacement through the groin, renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension difficult to control and left atrial appendage closure.

The range of inpatient and outpatient treatment services encompasses the entire area of internal medicine and focuses on the following fields:

  • Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Angiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Intensive therapy

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases!

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
  • x-ray and bronchography
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • preoperative care
  • endoscopic valve implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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