University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Electroconvulsive therapy for atrial fibrillation (flutter) (program ID: 76505)

Andreas Zeiher

Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Zeiher

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Nephrology

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, nephrology

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The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Nephrology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher is a part of one of the most prestigious German hospitals – the University Hospital Frankfurt. The doctors of the Department are not only perfectly trained, but they also pay attention to upskilling and take an active part in medical researches. The patients benefit from the use of the latest medical achievements and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

The range of services of the Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Nephrology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher at the University Hospital Frankfurt includes:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Heart valves
  • Angiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiological diagnostic evaluation
  • Cardiac failure
  • Intensive care unit

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Nephrology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher at the University Hospital Frankfurt has a variety of advanced technical opportunities: 

  • Implantation of the devices for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Implantation of a subcutaneous cardioverter/ defibrillator (S-ICD)
  • Implantation of ECG recorder
  • Implantation of the “Cardiac Contractility Modulation” systems
  • Radiofrequency ablation

The Department of Nephrology under the direction of Prof. Dr. Helmut Geiger is a separate department within the Center for Internal Medicine №3, which deals with the treatment of patients with kidney diseases and hypertension.

The range of services of the Department of Nephrology at the University Hospital Frankfurt under the direction of Prof. Dr. Andreas M. Zeiher includes:

  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment of patients with kidney diseases and hypertension
  • Laboratory diagnosis
  • Ultrasound by means of modern devices
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Dialysis in case of acute or chronic renal insufficiency
  • Treatment of renal insufficiency in the intensive care unit (CVVH, CVVHD)
  • Apheresis (plasma exchange/ immune adsorbtion)
  • Liver dialysis (Prometheus) in case of renal insufficiency
  • Installation of catheters for acute dialysis or plasma exchange (Schaldon catheter)
  • Installation of permanent dialysis catheters (Demers catheter)
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Preparation for peritoneal dialysis and for hemodialysis
  • Special focus: patient care before, during and after kidney transplant, kidney transplants of liv8ing donors and transplants at AB0-incompatibility 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • preoperative care
  • electroconvulsive therapy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the 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

The University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital with rich traditions was founded in 1914 and is a famous one in Germany. Annually about 50,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this hospital. The main objective of 32 specialized departments and clinical and theoretical institutes is to provide the best possible patient care.

Through a close link with science the hospital cooperates with 20 research institutes of the Medical Department – new medical developments are quickly implemented into the patient care. The hospital has 1,286 beds. The numerous institutes are devoted to specific medical and scientific problems. Over 4,000 staff members (physicians, nurses and other specialists) take care of the patients in the hospital around the clock. The area of the hospital is about 433,200 square meters and has almost the same size as the historical center of Frankfurt. 

Foremost, the University Hospital has a special expertise and experience in the field of neuro sciences, oncology and cardiovascular medicine. The hospital is also of supraregional importance in the field of dialysis and cardiosurgery. Among other things the Departments of Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Dermatology, Urology and Internal Medicine provide high-class treatment to the thousands of patients. Annually, 4,532 hospital workers take care of patients’ health round the clock

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.