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University Hospital Giessen UKGM

location_on Giessen, Germany
9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Department of Cardiology and Angiology (76)

Christian Hamm

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Hamm

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

The Department of Cardiology and Angiology (Department of Internal Medicine I) at the University Hospital Giessen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian Hamm, offers treatment for patients with acute and chronic diseases from all fields of cardiology and angiology at the highest level and with particular attention to relevant recommendations. The Department has a special competence in the field of interventional coronary revascularization and other cardiac interventions, electrophysiology and non-invasive imaging with CT and MRI.

The University Hospital Giessen provides patient care in the Intensive Care Unit, Medical Care Station with both single and double patient rooms, Day Hospital, Outpatient Clinic, as well as in 3 state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. All these facilities create opportunities for patient care at the highest professional level. There are used all relevant diagnostic and treatment methods. The Department annually performs over 4,000 cardiac catheterizations. 

An important focus of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Christian Hamm is placed on the implantation and maintenance of installed electronic devices, including implantable cardiac monitors, pacemakers, implantable-cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac contractility modulation devices (CCM/Optimizer®), as well as baroreceptor stimulation devices. The surgical procedures can be performed in one of the state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the University Hospital Giessen or in the hybrid operating room, which is shared with the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery. There are implanted devices from all manufacturers, depending on the patient’s needs. 

The focuses of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital Giessen include:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Rhythmology
  • Pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Chest Pain Unit (CPU)
  • Angiology
  • Cardiac imaging
  • Heart Failure Unit (HFU)
  • Sports cardiology and preventive medicine

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital Giessen ranks among the top German departments specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases!

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