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University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany


Department of Angiology


Holger Reinecke

Prof. Dr. med.

Holger Reinecke

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology, internal medicine

The Department of Angiology at the University Hospital Münster treats patients with vascular diseases. The spectrum of the Department covers numerous diagnostic, medication and conservative treatments as well as catheter interventions for the diseases of arteries, veins and capillaries. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Holger Reinecke. 

As the recognized qualified Interventional Surgery Center for Vascular Diseases, the Department of Angiology at the University Hospital Münster has a unique experience in balloon dilatation of strictures and patency restoration (recanalization) of long-term occlusions of the femoral arteries, leg arteries and pelvic vessels. The treatment of patients with renal insufficiency involves the use of CO2 instead of contrast agents containing iodine. The specialists of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Holger Reinecke use modern balloon catheters, stents and special systems for occlusion recanalization (such as OutbackR or TruePathR). For a long-term removal of calcinosis (plaques) and blood clots (thrombi) the University Hospital Münster uses atherectomy and aspiration catheters (e.g. Outback R or TruePathR). The spectrum is also completed by diseases of veins and lymphatic vessels. 

The patient care in the Department of Angiology at the University Hospital Münster is represented by a wide range of modern diagnosis and treatment.

The team of the Department has all the state-of-the-art devices for it. These include:

  • Duplex sonography
  • Light reflex rheography
  • Capillary microscopy
  • Laser Doppler Flowmetry / microcirculation study using white light
  • Angiography and therapeutic catheter interventions as well as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  • Other methods:
  • Ankle-branchial index measurement
  • Diagnosis of Reynaud’s phenomenon
  • Treadmill ergometry for a remote testing
  • Ilomedin and Prostavasin drug therapy