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

Concerning the heart

  • Echocardiography (duplex sonography, stress echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiography)

    Together with the Doppler echocardiography, echocardiography is the most important non-invasive imaging technique in cardiology. It is a means of diagnosis of morphologic changes of the heart and it provides functional information in case of cardiac diseases such as atrium, ventricle and valve disorders. The transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provides additional information on morphologic changes of the valves (e.g. bacterial appositions = vegetations), lacerations of the ascending thoracic aorta and on the existence of blood clots especially in the left atrium and left atrial appendage.

  • Electrocardiography (ECG), exercise-ECG, long-term ECG and long-term blood pressure measurement

    The resting ECG is an indispensable tool for the diagnosis of the coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases), valve disorders and especially cardiac arrhythmias. The exercise ECG serves to measure the resilience of patients and the response of the heart circulation system (pulse rate, blood pressure) to the exercise. A long-term ECG records the heart rhythm and possible irregularities during the time of registration. Cardiac asystoly (pause of the heart beat) or bouts of tachycardia (rapid heart beat), atrial or ventricular extra beats and, above all, life-threatening ventricular tachycardias will be detected by these long term holter recordings. The long-term blood pressure measurement is necessary to determine the type and the severity of the blood pressure disorder and to check medical therapies intended to lower the blood pressure.
  • Pacemaker- and defibrillator (ICD) controls and their adjustments

    The pacemaker and ICD control is meant to check the function of these devices and their electrodes. In addition the functional state of the battery is tested. The programming of the pacemaker is adjusted to the individual needs of the patient and if necessary, adjustments are made.

    In ICD patients the defibrillator function will be checked in addition (i.e. interrogation of the tachycardia and ICD- therapy storage), and readjustments of the device will be performed if necessary.