Deparment of Cardiology/Angiology/Pulmonology/Intensive Care Medicine
Cardiology has undergone dramatic and very promising changes during the last decade giving hope to many patients who had so far no treatment option. Many exciting new technologies and innovative treatment options have been introduced in clinical routine. At the Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology we provide world-class diagnostic, treatment, consultation, and follow-up care using
state of the art equipment for local, national, and international patients.
Our department headed by Prof. Georg Nickenig places strong emphasis on research and education as the basis for innovative and highest-quality medicine. Experienced clinical
and scientific researchers conduct studies in partnership with many renowned clinics and institutions throughout the world. Our interventional experts are among the very few physicians worldwide, who are regularly invited to perform highly complex procedures that are live transmitted to the most established interventional meetings, the TCT
(Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) and the JIM (Joint Interventional Meeting).
Our department covers the full spectrum of heart and vascular pathologies, starting with critically ill patients suffering from heart attacks or valvular disease to chronic patients suffering from heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias up to patients seeking for preventive
care or in need of a second expert opinion. Furthermore, we provide expert treatment for patients suffering from pulmonary diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pneumonia, sarcoidosis or pulmonary cancer.
In order to achieve the best possible treatment results we closely cooperate with our
partner department of cardiac and thoracic surgery.
Focus of Treatment:
Emergency intervention is available 24h daily for severe cardiac/vascular/pulmonary
events such as heart attack (myocardial infarction), congestive heart failure, severe
arrhythmia, pneumonia or other conditions that require immediate care, monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment.
Chronic patients suffering from heart failure, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease, arterial hypertension, arrhythmia, valvular disease or inflammatory diseases of the heart, lung and vascular system
receive individualized care from cardiology specialists via our outpatient clinic services, the cardiac catheterization lab, or our inpatient unit. Our outpatient clinic provides state of the art diagnostic methods including 3D echocardiography, different kinds of stress testing and high resolution duplex sonography, computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. In close cooperation with the departments of gynaecology and pediatric cardiology we treat women with structural heart disease before and during their pregnancy in our outpatient clinic for adults with congenital heart disease.
The catheterization and interventional cardiology unit provides the complete range of diagnostic and treatment services for coronary artery disease and is recognised for its long established and sophisticated program for transcutaneous valve replacement avoiding open heart surgery. Furthermore, we provide state of the art technologies like interventional left atrial appendage occlusion, transcutaneus mitral valve reconstruction, persistent foramen ovale occlusion, interventional occlusion of paravalvular defects and catheter based renal denervation for treating arterial hypertension.
Treatment of arrhythmia
Our electrophysiological unit provides the interventional treatment of arrhythmias beginning with atrial fibrillation to disturbances in the electrical heart conduction system, ventricular tachycardia, cardiac arrest, pacemaker und implantable cardioverter/defibrillator therapy and resynchronisation therapy.
Treatment of pulmonary disease
Our pulmonary unit employs the latest techniques in treating pulmonary diseases. Most recognised is our program for treating pulmonary emphysema via bronchoscopic minimal invasive implantation of pulmonary valves.
The unit for conservative and interventional angiology does not only provide the complete range of state of the art check-up services, but also diagnostics and treatment services for peripheral and cerebral artery disease. Our interdisciplinary vascular medicine team is recognised for both, its interdisciplinary percutaneous revascularisation and its minimal-invasive aortic repair programs allowing individualized treatment of our patients.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Georg Nickenig
Medical Director of the Department
of Internal Medicine II
Internal Medicine II
University Hospital Bonn