University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

Munich, Germany

Diagnosis of chronic obstructive bronchitis (program ID: 178649)

Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz

Prof. Dr. med.

Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology

Specialized in: internal medicine and cardiologie

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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

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
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • bronchography
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • collected three sputum samples
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • bronchial lavage
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

The rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

With a workforce of around 5,000 employees, the university hospital Clinic right of the Isar is a renowned center for patient care, medical research and teaching of medicine. Every year, around 60,000 patients benefit from in-patient care and 245,000 patients – from outpatient care of the highest medical standard.

Through a close cooperation between patient care and research facilities, patients benefit from new scientific findings as quickly as possible.

The University Hospital rechts der Isar is composed of 33 separate clinics and departments and has 1,100 beds. This enables patients, according to their diagnosis, to receive treatment from doctors of various medical fields.

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.