Merian Iselin Clinic

Basel, Switzerland


Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation (flutter) (program ID: 121769)


Lukas Altwegg

Dr. med.

Lukas Altwegg

Department of Cardiology

Specialized in: cardiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Juli 2013   Habilitation Universität Zürich

seit 2013   Chefarzt Kardiologie, St. Claraspital Basel

2009 – 2012   Oberarzt Kardiologie, Universitätsspital Zürich

2006 – 2008   Fellowship in interventioneller Kardiologie, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver

2004   Facharzttitel Kardiologie

2002   Promotion

2001 – 2005   Assistenzarzt Kardiologie, Universitätsspital Zürich

1999 – 2001   Assistenzarzt Innere Medizin, Kantonsspital Baden

1997 – 1998   Assistenzarzt Allgemeine Chirugie, Kantonsspital Sursee

1996   Staatsexamen

1990 – 1996   Medizinstudium, Universität Basel

Forschungs- und Interessensgebiete

  • Akutes Koronarsyndrom
  • Erforschung der Mechanismen (u.a. Rolle der Inflammation)
  • Verbesserung der Frühdiagnostik
  • Perkutane Behandlung der Aortenstenose
  • Evaluation neuer Katheter und Prothesen
  • Prozedurale Sicherheit (Kooperation Swiss Aviation Training)
  • Erforschung postoperativer inflammatorischer Reaktionen
  • Qualitätskontrolle klin. Ergebnisse (mittels nationalem Register)

Forschungstätigkeit

1998 - 1999   Postgraduate in vaskulärer Biologie und Physiologie

2009 - 2011   SNF-Clinical research candidate for SPUM (Special Programme University Medicine)

 

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Cardiology is the branch of medicine concerning the heart which deals with the structure, the function and diseases of the heart and cardiac circulation. In German-speaking countries “cardiologist” is a title protected by a code of professional conduct, which doctors are only entitled to use if they have gained and demonstrated specific knowledge in the field of cardiology as part of specialist advanced training.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • preoperative care
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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