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Department of cardiology, interventional cardiology and rhythmology

Prof. Dr. med. Jorg Otto Schwab
cardiology, interventional cardiology and rhythmology

About the department

The department of cardiology, interventional cardiology and rhythmology at Beta Clinic Bonn provides excellent medical care through experienced cardiologists with the use of the latest diagnostics to quickly identify the causes of heart disease and initiate appropriate therapy. Together, the cardiologists cover the particular disciplines of rhythmological cardiology and interventional cardiology. The head of the department is a professor with more than 20 years of experience. The department is certified by the German Society for Cardiology as a chest pain outpatient clinic. Patients with acute chest pain symptoms such as pulling, burning, feelings of pressure, stinging, or shortness of breath are thoroughly examined and advised. The department additionally offers individually designed check-up examinations to detect and prevent heart diseases, especially cardiac arrhythmias.

In particular, heart diseases, including disorders of the heart muscle/vessels/valves and cardiac rhythm, are treated at the department. The team implements modern examination methods (e.g. imaging echocardiography, cardio MRT) in the context of the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diseases treated at the department:

  • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure (arterial hypertension)
  • Tachycardia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dropouts
  • Palpitations (“stumbling”)
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  • Decrease in physical resilience (especially in the case of atrial fibrillation)

Diagnostic and treatment methods:

  • Echocardiography (heart ultrasound)
  • Coronary angiography/heart catheter examination
  • Coronary intervention (to remove existing narrowing (stenosis) of the coronary arteries)
  • Electrophysiological examination/ablation, sclerotherapy (deactivation of the site generating extrasystoles with radiofrequency waves)
  • Outpatient implantation of mini sensors (used to diagnose previously undetected cardiac arrhythmias and to clarify the cause of a stroke)
  • Device aftercare, exceptional patient care (pacemaker, implanted cardioverter/defibrillator)
  • MRI with pacemaker/cardioverter/defibrillator
  • Stress MRI/Cardio MRI
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Studies: Justus-Liebig University Giessen (1989-1995)
  • Specialist in internal medicine 09/2002
  • Specialist in cardiology 09/2003 
  • Additional training in intensive care medicine 06/2012
  • Doctorate 08/2000
  • Habilitation in internal medicine 04/2004
  • Appointment as the W2 – Professor for Interventional Cardiology/Intensive Medicine since 08/2009

Experience

  • Assistant physician: Medical Clinic I, Cardiology University Hospital Giessen (1996-2001), 
  • Assistant physician: Medical Clinic II, University Hospital Bonn (since October 2001)
  • Senior physician: since 03/2003
  • Deputy Director: since 03/2010

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society for Cardiology since 2002 
  • North American Society for Pacing and since 2002 Electrophysiology
  • Member of the European Heart Rhythm Association and European Society of Cardiology (ESC) since 06/2005
  • Fellow of the ESC since 09/2006
  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) since 08/2010 
  • A spokesman for AG33 Telemonitoring of the German Society of Cardiology since 04/2013
  • Author of 180 publications
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