University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cardioverter-defibrillator implantation after myocardial infarction (program ID: 76553)

Andreas Zeiher

Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Zeiher

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Nephrology

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, nephrology

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Department of Kardiology is part one of the most prestigious hospitals in Germany: University Hospital Frankfurt.

Our doctors are not only trained excellently, they also pay attention to ongoing professional development and actively participate in medical research. Patient will benefit from the latest knowledge in medicine and the latest medical technology.

Our spectrum at the department are:

  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Heart valves
  • Angiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiological diagnostic assessment
  • Heart Failure
  • intensive care unit

For a good treatment of the patients we have modern technologies like:

  • Implantation of systems for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Implantation of subcutaneous cardioverter / defibrillator (S-ICD)
  • Implantation of event recorders
  • Implantation of "Cardiac contractility modulation" systems
  • Catheter Ablation


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
  • 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
  • written statement
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt ist the affiliated hospital of Goethe University Frankfurt.  Founded in 1914, it is a famous and traditional hospital in Germany.  Approximately 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this clinic every year. The best possible medical care for  patients is very important in the 32 specialized clinics and clinical theoretical institutes.

The close relation to science - the hospital operate together with 20 research institutes in medical faculty - ensures the patients a timely transfer of new medical discoveries in the therapeutic practice.  More than 4,000 employees (doctors, nurses and many other professionals) take care of our patients around 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.