University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Right heart catheterization for diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension (program ID: 82495)

Malte Kelm

Prof. Dr. med.

Malte Kelm

Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, pulmonology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1978-1985 Studium der Humanmedizin
1986-1987 Assistent an der Universitäts-Nervenklinik Köln und am Max- Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung (Prof. Dr. W.D. Heiß)
1987-1989 Assistent am Institut für Herz- und Kreislaufphysiologie der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Prof. Dr. J. Schrader)       
1988-1988 Forschungsaufenthalt am Clinical Research Centre, Sektion Vaskuläre Biologie, London (Prof. Dr. J. Pearson)               
1989-1995 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Innere Medizin an der Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik B der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf 
1995-1905 Oberarzt an der Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik B, Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie des Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (Prof. Dr. B.E. Strauer)              
1998-1905 Leitender Oberarzt des Herzkatheterlabors Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik B, Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie des Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf (Prof. Dr. B.E. Strauer)         
1905-1909 Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik I des Universitätsklinikum der RWTH Aachen              
Seit 2009 Direktor der Klinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie u. Angiologie des Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf has an interdisciplinary team of nationally and internationally recognized experts which specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of the four main areas of cardiology, namely coronary, myocardial fully reflect structural and arrhythmogenic diseases.

In addition, they are recognized as European Cardiologists and in the areas of cardiovascular intensive care, emergency medicine, Pneumology, Angiology, Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine.


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

Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.

Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.

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.

Further details

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.