University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (program ID: 78413)

Stephan Baldus

Prof. Dr. med.

Stephan Baldus

Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, pneumology and intensive care medicine

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Sein Medizinstudium absolvierte er in Ulm und Hamburg.
  • Von 1999 bis 2001 war er am Center for Free Radical Biology der University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA und forschte dort über die Grundlagen von vaskulären Entzündungsprozessen.
  • 2008 wurde der Mediziner mit dem Albert-Fraenkel-Preis geehrt, der von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie-Herz- und Kreislaufforschung e.V. gestiftet wird.
  • 2010 erhielt Professor Baldus den Paul-Schölmerich-Preis für Innere Medizin für seine Arbeit über die Rolle von entzündlichen Prozessen in Zusammenhang mit der Entstehung des Vorhoffl immerns.
  • Seit 2009 war Professor Dr. Stephan Baldus als Leitender Oberarzt und Stellvertretender Klinikdirektor am Universitären Herzzentrum Hamburg tätig.
  • Er hat das 2008 dort eingerichtete Herzzentrum mit aufgebaut. Dort arbeiten wie auch in Köln die Disziplinen Kardiologie, Herzchirurgie und Gefäßchirurgie unter einen Dach zusammen.
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The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus,  is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension. Another essential focus lies on the catheter-based treatment of valvular heart disease, which we carry out together with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Last but not least the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus, serves patients with vascular and pulmonary diseases on both inpatient and outpatient basis and in close cooperation with other disciplines. Basic and clinical research projects flank our work and are applied to improve medical care for our patients. Despite all the innovations, the patient remains a key object of the individual-oriented medicine.

As the Department of ultimate medical care, the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus, provides the whole spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the treatment of both cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

The treatment includes the following areas:

  • Interventional coronary therapy
  • Catheter therapy for mitral valve insufficiency (technique “MitraClip”)
  • Catheter implantation of the aortic valve (TAVI)
  • Hypertension Center
  • Outpatient treatment of cardiac failure and transplants
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Specialized outpatient facility for adults with congenital heart disease (CHD)
  • Counseling for the patients with Marfan’s disease
  • Interventional closure of the congenital atrial septal defect/ foramen ovale/ LA appendage


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiac examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • chest x-ray examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • pulmonary function test
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • preoperative care
  • right heart catheterization
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients. As a hospital of excellence at the University Cologne („Exzellenz-Universität “), the Department continuously do research for new knowledge in all fields of human health. Due to the active, committed teaching, even recent graduates can provide excellent treatment quality.  The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients.

In the University Hospital Cologne You will receive a good care. The team of doctors and the medical staff will support You during the recovery process from the first appointment and up to the outpatient treatment after the hospitalization. During your hospital stay many employees work day after day, hand in hand in order to make Your hospital stay as nice as possible.

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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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.