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Department of internal medicine (cardiology and intensive care medicine)

Prof. Dr. med. Claudius Teupe
cardiology, internal medicine

About the department

The department of internal medicine (cardiology and intensive care medicine) at Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main specialises in diagnostics and therapy for cardiovascular diseases at a high level. Experienced doctors provide optimal medical, technical, and individual care for patients with acute and chronic heart diseases. The department has modern advanced equipment that allows the specialist to identify the cause of symptoms as early as possible and start therapy. The Unit of Chest Pain operates based on the clinic. The Certified Chest Pain Unit is a unique facility in the department of internal medicine, where fast and standardised diagnosis and treatment of cardiac emergencies such as heart attack, life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, and pulmonary embolism are provided around the clock.

The department of internal medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias and heart valve diseases. In addition to all regular examinations, the department offers modern invasive and non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic options.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Heart failure 
  • Circulatory disorder of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmia
  • Diseases of the heart valves
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Congenital heart diseases

Diagnostic options:

  • Heart ultrasound (echocardiography)
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Exercise ECG
  • Long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Holter (portable device for cardiac monitoring for at least 24 to 72 hours)
  • Tilt table testing (test using to evaluate symptoms of syncope)
  • Color duplex sonography of the vessels
  • X-ray procedures (cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, myocardial scintigraphy, etc.)

Treatment:

  • Right heart catheterization
  • Left heart catheterization
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (balloon dilation of the coronary arteries)
  • Stenting
  • Closures of defects of the heart septum (open foramen ovale / PFO, ASD)
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Electric cardioversion
  • Other treatment options
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