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Department of cardiology and angiology with interventional cardiology centre

Prof. Dr. med. Karl Stangl
cardiology, internal medicine, and intensive care

About the department

The department of cardiology and angiology with the interventional cardiology centre at the University Hospital Charite Berlin offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the diseases of the heart and vessels. The unit is equipped with state-of-art devices organised in the interventional cardiology centre with the most experienced specialists. The centre is proud because of numerous certifications, such as the certification of the German Cardiology Society (DKG) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Furthermore, the department has certification for heart failure treatment, special rhythmology and interventional cardiology. The clinic has a certified TAVI centre and Chest Pain Unit at its disposal. The chief doctor is a member of German and European cardiology societies.

The department's primary focus lies in the precise functional diagnostic and treatment of congenital and acquired heart diseases. The qualified specialists perform minimally invasive catheter procedures and implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators. Interventions on coronary arteries and heart valves are a particular field of interest of the department.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Cardiac diagnostics:

  • Echocardiography
  • Eelectrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Ergometry
  • Holter-ECG
  • long-term blood pressure measurement

Vascular diagnostics:

  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Doppler sonography
  • Ankle-Arm index measurement
  • Blood pressure measurement

Lung diagnostics:

  • Spirography
  • Body plethysmography

Interventional cardiology:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Percutaneous pulmonary valve replacement
  • MitraClip technique
  • CardioBand technique
  • Closure of atrial appendage defect
  • Ventricular septal defect treatment
  • Foramen ovale treatment
  • Transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy

Rhythmology:

  • Pacemakers implantation
  • Defibrillators implantation

Vascular interventions:

  • Baloon dilatation
  • Stent implantation
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1975-1981 Studied human medicine at the University of Regensburg and at the Technical University of Munich
  • 1982 Received a doctorate with distinction from the Technical University of Munich

Experience

  • 1983 The Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital in Munich
  • 1984 Internal medicine/cardiology
  • 1990 Specialist in internal medicine
  • 1993 Specialist in cardiology 
  • 1997 Specialist in internal intensive care medicine
  • 1992 Senior consultant at the University Hospital Charite Berlin
  • Since 2016 has been the director of the medical clinic with a focus on cardiology and angiology 

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1982 Science Prize of the Technical University of Munich for the doctoral thesis 
  • 2016 Honorary doctorate from the Medical Faculty of the University of Varna, Bulgaria 
  • German Society of Cardiology - Cardiovascular Research 
  • European Society of Cardiology
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