University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Holter monitoring and and thoracetntesis of pleural effusions from congestive heart failure (program ID: 82511)

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  provides treatment for the whole range of diseases in the field of cardiovascular medicine. The focuses of the Department are: cardiology and angiology, rhythmology, heart failure and intensve care as well as structural heart diseases. The head of the Department is  Prof. Dr. med. Malte Kelm. 

The unit of general cardiology and angiology focuses on vascular diseases of the coronary and peripheral circulation. A particular attention is paid to the methods of functional and imaging diagnosis as well as to the modern interventional treatments. Moreover,  the University Hospital Dusseldorf  carries out translational and experimental researches devoted to the latest medical technology of this field. The treatment of ischemic heart disease involves all the most advanced methods for the treatment of stable and unstable angina. To treat acute coronary syndrome, the Department has all modern cardioprotection means, various support methods for cardiogenic shock  as well as measures of both concomitant and the following intensive care. 

The focuses of the unit of cardiology and angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf are: 

  • Ischemic heart diseases and myocardial infraction
  • MRI of the cardiovascular system
  • Angiology
  • Pneumology
  • Pneumology

An interdisciplinary team of doctors of the  Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Malte Kelm consists of both nationally and internationally recognized experts specializing in diagnosis and treatment of four main types of cardiac diseases, namely ischemic heart diseases, myocardial defects, severe organic and arrhythmogenic diseases. Furthermore, they are recognized European cardiologists and specialists in the field of intensive cardiovascular therapy, emergency, pneumology, angiology, nephrology and transplant medicine. 

The clinical focuses of the  Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  are:

  • Interventional treatment of CHD and AMI
  • Structural heart diseases
  • Heart failure
  • Rhythmology, neurocardiology
  • Cardiovascular intensive, urgent and emergency care
  • General, inerventional and hybrid imaging
  • Pneumology
  • Diagnostic, interventional and molecular angiology

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
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • thoracentesis of pleural effusions​
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services


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