Contact of the
cardiovascular center:

Hospital Immenstadt

Im Stillen 3
87509 Immenstadt
Phone: +49(0)8323/910-8950

Hospital Kempten

Robert-Weixler-Straße 50
87439 Kempten/Allgäu
Phone: +49(0)831/530-2217

Angiology (vascular medicine)

Angiology deals with diseases of the vessels in general. These diseases may affect big, so called arterial vessels which lead away from the heart and which supply the internal organs with blood. One example for arterial diseases is the peripheral artery occlusive disease which causes circulatory disorders in the legs and as a result, patients are only able to walk a short distance. Furthermore, even smaller blood vessels might be affected, in the course of chronic inflammations of the body for instance. Blood circulation disorders affecting the hands are one example for this. In addition to that, angiology also deals with venous diseases such as thromboses or varicose veins.

For the purpose of a precise diagnosis, angiologists can resort to a broad range of methods. Apart from medicinal and physical treatments, the number of catheter-assisted (interventional) procedures has been increasing recently.

In catheter assisted procedures, the interventional angiologist works closely together with the vascular surgeon in order to determine the best and most gentle treatment for every single patient.

Center for vascular medicine