The method is elegant and cardiologists love it – heart catheter examination. The number of catheter examinations carried out has continuously increased over the last few years. In 2005 in Germany, an impressive number of 772,000 heart catheter examinations were carried out. The method is equally part of everyday clinical life at the Heart Centre in Bad Krozingen. In order to find the cause of heart problems, the Bad Krozingen hospital carries out 7,000 heart catheter examinations every year. In 2,700 to 3,000 cases, the technology is used either to remove dangerous constrictions in the blood vessels or in emergencies, such as in the treatment of cardiac infarctions.
Further information: Dr. Heinz Joachim Büttner Chief Physician - Interventional Cardiology Heart Centre Bad Krozingen Südring 15 79189 Bad Krozingen Tel.: +49 (0)7633/402-0 Fax: +49 (0)7633/402-743 E-mail: buettner(at)herzzentrum.de