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Department of cardiology

Prof. Dr. med. Ca Schneider

About the department

The department of cardiology at PAN Clinic Cologne focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating patients with cardiovascular system diseases. The department’s main task is to improve the quality of life and improve the individual prognosis of patients. Another crucial area of the department is comprehensive diagnostics of the cardiovascular system for preventive purposes. Many factors such as bad diet, lack of exercise, constant stress or bad habits endanger the heart and blood vessels. Therefore, it is essential to notice any symptoms in time and consult a doctor promptly. The doctors can quickly identify the cause and act rapidly in an emergency. State-of-the-art technology - applied with a sense of proportion and expertise - supports clarifying the complaints. Depending on the findings, individual treatments are initiated. For this, highly qualified doctors combine established, conventional medical procedures with new therapeutic approaches and measures from nutrition and sports medicine

The department is especially interested in arterial hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Without a timely diagnosis and prescribed treatment, these diseases can lead to severe complications, such as myocardial infarction and stroke. Therefore, the department offers a full range of cardiovascular checkups as preventive measures.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Atherosclerosis 
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Respiratory distress (cardiac insufficiency)
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Valve defects
  • Lipid disorders (increase in cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.)

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Ultrasound examination of the heart
  • Stress ECG / stress echocardiography
  • Holter ECG (records the electrical activity of the heart continuously over 24 hours)
  • Coronary CT
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of the heart
  • Determination of coronary calcium
  • Long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Resting ECG
  • Blood pressure measurement on arms and legs
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs) (tests measure lung volume, capacity, rates of flow, and gas exchange)

Treatment options:

  • Healthy diet 
  • Drug therapy 
  • Sport medicine 
  • Intervenous vitamin therapy 
  • Other treatment procedures
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Doctor profile


  • Studied Medicine at the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 1989 Doctoral Degree at the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Scientific internship in Houston, USA (Grant of the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for Basic Research)
  • Board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Dietetic
  • Certified as a Medical Expert within a program by the Dresden International University


  • 1990 Position in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Cologne
  • 2008 Extraordinary Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne
  • Medical Director of the HerzNetz program in Cologne
  • Chief Physician of the Department of Cardiology at the PAN Clinic Cologne
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