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Rehabilitation Clinic Kurparkklinik Heilbad Heiligenstadt

location_on Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany
8.5/10 from 4 Votes

Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation and General Therapeutic Rehabilitation (25840)

Herbert Kesting

Dr. med.

Herbert Kesting

Specialized in: cardiac rehabilitation, general therapeutic rehabilitation

About the department

The Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation and General Therapeutic Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Clinic Kurparkklinik Heilbad Heiligenstadt offers the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The patients' health is in the safe hands of an interdisciplinary team of experienced specialists consisting of internists, cardiologists, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and other doctors. In addition, a psychologist works with the patient during the rehabilitation. The task of the psychologist is to overcome high-functioning anxiety, stress and depressive disorders in patients who have suffered severe pathologies and heart surgery. The department is headed by Dr. med. Herbert Kesting.

The main goal of the specialists of the medical facility is to restore good health after suffering cardiac pathologies or other diseases, improve physical endurance, restore work capacity and prevent recurrence of the disease. Both vast clinical experience of the department's doctors and access to all modern rehabilitation methods allow the specialists to achieve excellent results and give patients a chance for a full life.

The department's medical team gives preference to an individual approach to each clinical situation. From the very first visit, the patient feels attention and understanding from doctors and nursing staff. During the initial consultation, the attending physician studies the patient's medical history and listens to his complaints, after which appoints him the required diagnostic tests to assess his current health status and determine the rehabilitation potential. Based on the clinical data obtained, the specialists develop an optimal rehabilitation program with particular goals that the patient will achieve during the course of treatment. The doctors also pay great attention to the favorable psychological climate in the department, so that the patient does not experience any discomfort or worries, but can fully focus on his rehabilitation.

The department's internists and rehabilitologists have been restoring the health of patients who have undergone complicated heart surgery, serious cardiovascular diseases and other internal diseases for many years. The specialists have the necessary clinical experience and professional knowledge to develop the most effective rehabilitation treatment. The doctors have a wide range of classical and modern therapeutic methods: medical training therapy, training on special fitness equipment, Nordic walking, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, various types of massage, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, acupuncture and many other rehabilitation procedures. The duration of the rehabilitation program and its intensity are determined depending on the complexity of the clinical case, the patient's overall health state and the goals of rehabilitation. 

Indications for cardiac rehabilitation and general therapeutic rehabilitation:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Acute myocardial infarction
    • Acute and chronic heart failure
    • Arterial hypertension
    • Peripheral circulation disorders
    • Pathological conditions after coronary artery bypass grafting
    • Pathological conditions after heart valve surgery
    • Pathological conditions after vascular surgery
    • Pathological conditions after heart transplantation
  • Internal diseases
    • Respiratory diseases
    • Metabolic disorders (for example, diabetes mellitus, morbid obesity, gout)
    • Psychovegetative syndromes
    • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Other diseases and pathological conditions

The department's diagnostic and therapeutic options include:

  • Diagnostic tests
    • Electrocardiography
    • 24-hour Holter monitoring
    • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
    • Ergometry
    • Pulmonary function testing
    • Echocardiography with color Doppler flow mapping
    • Stress echocardiography
    • Doppler ultrasonography and color duplex sonography of the cerebral vessels, peripheral arteries and veins
    • Classic ultrasound scanning
    • Screening for atherosclerosis
    • Screening for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Rehabilitation methods
    • Sports therapy
      • Medical training therapy
      • Exercising on fitness equipment (exercise bike, treadmill, etc.)
      • Nordic walking
    • Physiotherapy
      • Therapeutic exercises 
      • Manual therapy
      • Trigger point therapy
    • Occupational therapy, including medical profession-oriented rehabilitation (MBOR)
    • Manual lymphatic drainage and edema treatment 
    • Massage
      • Classical massage
      • Connective tissue massage
      • Reflexology
    • Electrotherapy
      • Ultrasound therapy
      • Laser therapy
      • Magnet therapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Thermotherapy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Inhalation therapy
    • Phototherapy
    • Diet therapy
    • Psychological care
    • Relaxation training
    • Kinesiology taping
    • Acupuncture and acupressure
    • Shockwave therapy
  • Other medical services

Photo of the doctor: (c) Kurparkklinik Heilbad Heiligenstadt

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