University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator to treat long qt syndrome (program ID: 255885)


Stephan Achenbach

Prof. Dr. med.

Stephan Achenbach

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

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The staff of medical clinic #2 is highly qualified. Medical and nursing staff work closely together to offer each patient not only first-class medical, but also personal, caring, gentle and comprehensive treatment. The optimal treatment success and maximum patient satisfaction is the goal uniting all employees.

Experienced specialists provide a full range of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions. Due to the most modern medical equipment and innovative technologies, especially in the field of diagnostic imaging of heart, arrhythmias, and treatment using the catheter narrowing the coronary arteries, heart valve defects and other cardiovascular diseases, the clinic plays a leading role in its field.

Medical clinic #2 has a special competence in the field of heat computer tomography. For many years, the clinic employs a special team to conduct this study, and jointly with radiological institute, it continuously provides the latest equipment technology. For example, medical clinic #2 has a so-called "dual-source CT of the 3rd generation" (Siemens Somatom FORCE), currently the fastest device in the market.

Medical services:

  • interventional cardiology
  • cardiac CT
  • arrhythmias, cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • echocardiography
  • angiology
  • sports cardiology
  • exercises for people with weakened cardiovascular system
  • physical therapy and physiotherapy

In the field of cardiology, medical clinic # 2 is recommended in the list of top hospitals compiled by FOCUS.

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)
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator 
  • 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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