University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Pericarditis differential diagnosis and conservative treatment (program ID: 76571)


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
  • 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
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • 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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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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