University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator in patients with cardiac insufficiency (program ID: 255887)


Stephan Achenbach

Prof. Dr. med.

Stephan Achenbach

Department of Cardiology and Angiology (Department of Medicine II)

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

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The Department of Medicine II at the University Hospital Erlangen offers the entire spectrum of diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions in its focus. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Achenbach. With the state-of-the-art equipment and innovative methods, the Department is a leader in imaging diagnosis of the heart, arrhythmias and catheterization for stenosis of coronary vessels and other heart diseases. Thanks to the advances in the field of cardiology, the Department of Medicine 2 is recommended by the FOCUS list of top hospitals.    

The Department of Medicine II has the best practices in the field of heart computer tomography. For many years, the Department has employed a special team of professionals and together with the Institute of Radiology has received the latest equipment. In particular, the Department of Medicine II at the University Hospital Erlangen has a "Dual-Source CT of the 3rd Generation" (Siemens Somatom FORCE), currently the fastest device of the kind. 

The team of the Department of Medicine II under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Achenbach is highly qualified. The medical and nursing staff work closely together to offer every patient not only the first-class medical care, but also personal, caring, conservative and comprehensive treatment. The key goal of all employees of the University Hospital Erlangen is to ensure an optimal success of the treatment and a maximum patient satisfaction. 

The main medical focuses of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital Erlangen are

  • Interventional cardiology 
  • Heart CT scan 
  • Arrhythmias, installation of pacemakers and defibrillators 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Angiology 
  • Sports cardiology 
  • Exercises for people with the weakened cardiovascular system 
  • Physical therapy and physiotherapy 

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
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure,
  • ECG/ echocardiography
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • preoperative care
  • implantation of cardioverter- defibrillator
  • 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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