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Department of cardiology, electrophysiology and rhythmology

Dr. med. Osman Balta
internal medicine, cardiology, rhythmology

About the department

The department of cardiology, electrophysiology and rhythmology at Academic Hospital Koblenz-Montabaur deals with all cardiac rhythm disorders and offers all options for treating cardiac arrhythmias. The department has a state-of-the-art electrophysiological cardiac catheter laboratory with innovative 3D rotational angiography, including a large monitor. Up to six different images can be shown on this monitor, giving the surgeon an excellent overview. In addition, the department's specialists have many years of experience in cardiac resynchronisation therapy and treating patients with all types of cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. The department includes 36 beds for inpatient treatment. In addition, the department was one of the first clinics in Germany to be certified as a training facility by the German Society for Cardiology.

It provides the detection and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including a seizure-like rapid heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, dizziness or fainting due to a heartbeat that is too slow or too fast. All apparatus-based examinations such as long-term ECG, event recorders (mobile and implantable), tilting table examinations, and electrophysiological examinations are available to record these cardiac arrhythmias. Also, the department offers various procedures for pulmonary vein isolation, such as ablation using a PVAC catheter, a cryo-balloon catheter, and three-dimensional mapping.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Paroxysmal tachycardia 
  • Seizure-like rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Extrasystoles 
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Dizziness 
  • Syncope 
  • Bradycardia 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Ultrasound examination
  • X-ray and CT 
  • 3D rotation angiography (medical imaging technique based on X-ray)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Duplex sonography (high-frequency sound waves to look at the speed of blood flow)
  • Doppler echocardiography (to measure and assess the flow of blood through the heart's chambers and valves)

Treatment options: 

  • Drug therapy
  • Electrical cardioversion 
  • Epimyocardial electrode implantation
  • Ablation of atrial fibrillation 
  • Implantable event recorders 
  • Cardiac resynchronisation therapy 
  • Cryo-balloon ablation
  • Other treatment procedures
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