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Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Cardiology, Diabetology and Conservative Intensive Medicine (332377)

Helmut Schuhlen

Prof. Dr.

Helmut Schuhlen

Specialized in: cardiology, diabetology, conservative intensive medicine

Specialists of the Department of Cardiology, Diabetology and Conservative Intensive Medicine at the Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital provide treatment for the whole range of pathologies of the cardiovascular system. Thanks to the close proximity to the intensive care block of the clinic, the department is best prepared for urgent situation. Diabetes is another direction of the department. As the department was certified for treating diabetes by the German Diabetes Society (DDG), it provides comprehensive care for patients with metabolic disorders. The head of the department is Prof. Dr. Helmut Schuhlen.

According to the rating of the FOCUS magazine, the Department of Cardiology, Diabetology and Conservative Intensive Medicine was includes into the list of the best national clinics in Germany for the treatment of diabetes in 2018!

The department treats the entire range of diseases of internal organs. Special attention is paid to studying and treating diseases of the cardiovascular system, for example, coronary artery disease, cardiac rhythm anomalies, heart defects and hypertension.

Being one of the centers for the treatment of diabetes types 1 and 2, which was certified by the German Diabetes Society, the department offers complex inpatient treatment. Based on long-standing traditions, the specialists of the department apply the latest concepts of treatment  metabolic imbalances, concomitant diseases and complications. The medical team headed by Professor Shulen is proud that the department has been certified by a Diabetes Society  for more than 10 years.

Directions of the department are:

  • Laboratory of catheterization
  • Laboratory of blood circulation
  • Coronary angiography (access through the arm (radial artery) or inguinal region)
  • Coronary interventions (PCI), including special techniques for treating complex diseases
  • 24-hour readiness for urgent research and surgery for acute coronary syndrome and infarction
  • Shunting systems to protect peripheral embolization
  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Intracoronary pressure measurement for determining the reserve of coronary blood flow
  • Intraaortic counterpulsation for treating shock 
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Puncture of the pericardium
  • Transcoronary, medicamentous septum with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  • Minimally invasive catheter replacement of the aortic valve with a beating heart (TAVI, in cooperation with the German Cardiology Center Berlin)
  • Catheter closure of the auricle to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation who need an alternative option to anticoagulation

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