University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Balloon angioplasty and stenting to treat myocardial infarction (program ID: 255897)

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
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • balloon angioplasty and stenting
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • written statement
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


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.