Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Pacemaker implantation and coronary angiography to treat sick sinus syndrome (sss) (program ID: 35279)

Rainer Duchmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer Duchmann

Department of Internal Medicine

Specialized in: oncology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, cardiology, rheumatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Seit 07. 2012    Ärztlicher Direktor des Hospitals zum heiligen Geist
  • Seit 2007    Chefarzt der Medizinischen Klinik am Hospital zum heiligen Geist, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2007    Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Rheumatologie
  • 2007    Fachimmunologe der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Immunologie (DGfI)
  • 2007    Leitender Oberarzt der Gastroenterologischen Endoskopie Campus Benjamin FranklinCharité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2005-2007    Leitender Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik I,(Leiter: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz) Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2007    Zusatzbezeichnung Diabetologie
  • 2007    Zusatzbezeichnung Röntgendiagnostik fachgebunden
  • 2006    Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (FEBG)
  • 2006    Zertifikat Onkologische Gastroenterologie (DGVS)
  • 2006    Zusatzbezeichnung Labordiagnostik Innere Medizin
  • 2004-2005    Leitender Oberarzt der Allgemeinen Internistischen Ersten Hilfe und Aufnahmestation, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2002-2004    Leitender Internistischer Oberarzt des Viszeralmedizinischen Zentrums, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2001-2007    Oberarzt der Medizinischen Klinik I, Campus Benjamin Franklin Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz)
  • 2000    Erwerb der Schwerpunktbezeichnung Gastroenterologie
  • 2000    Erwerb der Fachkunde im Strahlenschutz im Anwendungsgebiet Röntgendiagnostik des Abdomens
  • 2000    Erwerb der Fachkunde Laboruntersuchungen in der Inneren Medizin ( I und II)
  • 1998-2000    Oberarzt der Inneren Medizin II, Universitätskliniken des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar (Direktor: Prof. Dr. M. Zeitz)
  • 1998    Erwerb der Fachkunde Sigmoido-Koloskopie
  • 1997    Anerkennung als Facharzt für Innere Medizin
  • 1992-1997    Facharztausbildung I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde)
  • 1990-1992    Forschungsstipendiat der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) im Labor für Mukosale Immunologie (Leitung: W. Strober), NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 1990    Approbation als Arzt
  • 1989-1990    Arzt im Praktikum, I. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. K.-H. Meyer zum Büschenfelde)
  • 1989    Amerikanische Staatsexamina. Educational Comission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), Teil I+II
  • 1982-1988    Medizinstudium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/M
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The main directions are the emergency, reanimation and intensive care, cardiology and gastroenterology. It mainly they serve patients with acute diseases of cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal tract.  

Inpatient and outpatient Emergency medical aid:

  • Hypertonic crisis
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • ARS (acute pulmonary heart)
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Severe bronchopulmonary diseases
  • Poisoning
  • Acute renal failure
  • Gastro-intestinal bleeding
  • Metabolic
  • Sepsis and septic syndrome
  • Acute violations of water-electrolytic balance
  • Acute abdomen (diseases of the abdominal cavity)
  • Shock / multiple organ failure
  • Loss of consciousness of unknown etiology

Cardiology and Reanimatology:

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Acute left-right heart disorder
  • State of shock, various types
  • Mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory failure
  • Acute hemoperfusion in case of renal failure or intoxication
  • Acute coagulation failure


  • Cirrhosis and portal hypertension
  • Metabolic and liver disease
  • Diseases of the oesophagus
  • Acute and chronic cholecystitis
  • Infectious gastro-intestinal diseases and cholangitis
  • Stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer
  • Cholelithiasis, choledocholithiasis
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Diseases of operated stomach
  • Acute gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Inflammatory swelling of the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver, biliary tract and pancreas
  • Acute and chronic hepatitis

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
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • vascular system assessment
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • body fat and water examination
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • pacemaker implantation and coronary angiography
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

Hospital „zum Heiligen Geist“is located in the central part of the city and includes five specialized clinics: clinic for internal medicine, surgical clinic with the Department of vascular surgery clinic of gynaecology and obstetrics, psychosomatic medicine, oncology and anesthesiology and radiology Institute. Here about 26.500 patients take their inpatient and outpatient care. It is an interdisciplinary academic hospital of University named after I.V. Goethe and specializes in cardiology, gastroenterology, visceral and vascular surgery, arthroplasty, oncology as like gynecology and childbirth. Due to its central location the hospital is a specialized center of emergency medical aid.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.