Sana Hospital Duisburg

Duisburg, Germany

Dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy conservative treatment and holter monitoring (program ID: 33579)

Cristoph Altmann

Dr. med.

Cristoph Altmann

Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Internal Intensive Medicine

Specialized in: internal medicine, cardiology

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The Department of Internal Medicine I - Cardiology, Pulmonology and Intensive Care Medicine treats patients suffering from diseases that affect the heart and lungs. Patients with internal diseases can be also treated in interdisciplinary ICU.

In the field of cardiology, patients with the following diseases are primarily treated: heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, vascular diseases, valvular heart disease, hypertension and inflammation of the pericardium.

The focus in the field of pulmonology includes not only the treatment of acute and chronic lung diseases (such as pneumonia, asthma, COPD, sarcoidosis) but also the diagnosis and treatment of lung tumors of any kind (e.g. lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma) in close collaboration with the Department of Oncology. The department has various diagnostic and therapeutic methods including lung function testing with Bodyplethysmography, diffusion measurement, blood gas analysis and allergy testing.

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)​
  • 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

Sana Hospital in Duisburg is a medical complex with a maximum range of services. It includes 18 offices, four institutes and a private training center for doctors. Each year, more than 83 000 patients get treatment there, 23,000 of them are getting treatment in inpatient mode. Duisburg hospital is an academic hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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.

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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.