University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Essential hypertension conservative treatment and holter monitoring (program ID: 250277)

Stefan Frantz

Prof. Dr. med.

Stefan Frantz

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Klinische Schwerpunkte


•Interventionelle Kardiologie

•Akutes Koronarsyndrom

•Metabolismus und Herz


Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

•HerzinsuffizienzHeilung, Remodeling

•Aktivierung des Immunsystems nach Myokardinfarkt

•Ischämie- / Reperfusionsschaden



1996-1997 Arzt im Praktikum an der Medizinischen Universitätsklinik Würzburg

1998-2000 Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard, Medical School, Boston, USA. Molekularbiologie im Labor von Prof. Ralph Kelly mittels Forschungsstipendiums der DFG

2000-2007 Assistenzarzt der Medizinischen Universitätsklinik Würzburg

2005 Facharzt für Innere Medizin

2006 Schwerpunktbezeichnung Kardiologie

2006 Habilitation für das Fach Innere Medizin, Erteilung der Venia legendi und Ernennung zum Privatdozenten

2007 Oberarzt Intensivstation

2007 Zusatzbezeichnung Intensivmedizin

2009 Diabetologe (DDG)

2009 Leitung Notaufnahme und Aufnahmestation

2010 Vorstandsmitglied und Wissenschaftlicher Direktor des Deutschen Zentrums für Herzinsuffizienz (DZHI) Würzburg

2010 Stellvertretender Klinikdirektor Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg

2011 W2 Professur für „Translationale Forschung“

2012 Vorstandsmitglied Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung (IZKF) Würzburg

2013 Arthur Weber Preis (höchstdotierter Ehrenpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie)

2014 Direktor der Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/ Wittenberg

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Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) covers all areas of maximum medical care, including the interventional cardiology (e.g. treatment of acute coronary syndrome subject to round the clock telephone support, treatment of heart valves and atrial with the use of such catheters as TAVI and Mitraclip, invasive rhythmology, including ablation, resynchronization systems) and highly specialized techniques of therapeutic intensive care (e.g. extracorporeal membrane hygiene and subcutaneous heart support systems), in particular for patients with acute and advanced heart failure, heart stroke and sepsis.

Department of Cardiology and Angiology employs 4 senior surgeons and two therapists/cardiologist, who provide the whole range of interventions for structural heart disease. All coronary interventional techniques without exception are available when required to the patients with acute myocardial infarction round the clock. A transradial access through the hand is used, when possible. Using this method, the patient can get up right after catheter check and does not lose a lot of blood at the puncture site.

The Angiology Department serves patients with all angiologic diseases, in particular, conducts the diagnostics and treatment of the following patients:

  • with obliterating atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries (showcase disease)
  • with venous thromboembolism (pulmonary venous thrombosis and embolism)
  • disease of cerebral arteries (narrowing of the carotid artery)

The following procedures or research are carried out:

  • all ultrasound studies for diagnostics of vessels, including the ultrasound using a contrast agent
  • determination of ankle-brachial index and tumor burden index
  • segmental pulse oscillography
  • transcutaneous measurement of partial oxygen pressure
  • ergometry on a treadmill
  • vein occlusion plethysmography
  • capillary microscopy
  • photoplethysmography
  • acral diagnosis in cases of suspected violation of the local circulation in fingers and toes
  • determination of thickness of the intima-media complex of the common carotid artery
  • measurement of reactive hyperemia and vasodilation of the brachial artery
  • opinion on fistulas for dialysis
  • screening for aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the abdominal aorta)

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
  • sonography of adrenal gland
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure (24h)​
  • vascular system assessment
  • resting and exercise ECG​
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • fundus examination
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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