Acute cardiac conditions usually manifest with symptoms such as chest tightness (Angina pectoris) and chest pain. Sometimes the pain radiates into the left arm, the neck, or the abdomen. These attacks often last only a few seconds or minutes.

Other potential symptoms are shortness of breath during exercise or a noticeable irregular heartbeat such as extra beats or missed beats. If it remains undetected and untreated, coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack. Treatment of cardiac emergencies (acute cardiac disorders) is a major focus of our department. Patients with acute, life-threatening cardiac disorders are admitted to our intensive care unit, where they are treated by a team of experienced intensive care HCPs.

In case of an acute heart attack (myocardial infarction) we use state-of-the-art drugs to stabilize the cardiac function under continuous monitoring. If possible, a transfer to a cardiac catheterization center will be arranged as recommended by established treatment guidelines.

We offer all types of non-invasive examinations for cardiac and vascular disorders and suspected heart failure. Our focus are diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and cardiac arrhythmias as well as disorders of the cardiac conduction system and the cardiovascular system.

Working with the Department of Surgery, we implant single- and dual-chamber pacemakers.

Follow-ups are conducted in our pacemaker outpatient clinic.