Surgery for coronary heart disease

Surgical procedures involving the coronary arteries become necessary when deposits on the artery walls lead to a narrowing of the arteries, resulting in a reduced flow of blood.

Cardiac catheterization for stenotic (narrowed) blood vessels

Today, cardiac catheterization is considered part of the standard surgical treatment of patients with narrowed blood vessels. The procedure is particularly common in the treatment of coronary heart disease and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack). Cardiac catheterization is used to treat narrowed sections inside blood vessels (stenoses), which in most cases develop as a result of the hardening (atherosclerosis) of the coronary arteries. Aside from balloon catheters, other tools used in this procedure may include laser catheters or diamond burrs. One benefit of cardiac catheterization is that it can eliminate the need for open surgery. Another benefit of cardiac catheterization is the fact that it combines both diagnostic and treatment procedures. more

Thrombectomy for heart attack

Heart attacks usually develop as a result of coronary artery disease. If changes to a blood vessel lead to dissection, i.e. a tear in the inner wall of the vessel, platelet aggregation (clotting) is activated, causing the vessel to become blocked. Thrombectomy is a catheter-based procedure that involves the aspiration of blood clots. more


PTCA using bare metal (uncoated) stents

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to treat stenotic (narrowed) coronary arteries that also involves stent implantation. The use of bare metal stents is mainly reserved for large blood vessels, or when the patient is already receiving anticoagulants for a different condition.  more


PTCA using drug-eluting balloons

If the patient remains symptomatic despite drug-based therapy, coronary artery stenosis can be treated in the catheterization laboratory. Drug-eluting balloons can be used to treat areas of restenosis inside a previously treated section. more

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  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Johannes Albes
    Head of Department of Cardiac Surgery at Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to the Head of Department Gudrun Gaal
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
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  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Christian Butter
    Head of the Department of Cardiology, Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to Head of Department Christine Meinecke
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +49 3338 694-610
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