The right choice of treatment for heart- or vascular-related diseases requires careful evaluation of the patient's medical history as well as the findings of special medical tests and any accompanying illnesses. At Cardiovascular medicine the best course of treatment for the individual patient is determined collectively as part of an interdisciplinary team meeting and is subsequently discussed with the assigned doctors and the patient. As the team is composed of specialists from different disciplines, this ensures that the required expertise and experience as well as the current guidelines and latest are all included in the discussion when determining the treatment. Cardiovascular medicine operates in accordance with the guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). Cardiovascular medicine also meets the requirements for delivering second opinions.
The team at Cardiovascular medicine is composed of different cardiologists, heart surgeons and vascular specialists with different specialisations who work in competency teams.
Cardiovascular medicine provides therapies for treating heart- and vascular-related illnesses:
- Coronary vessel diseases
- Narrowing of the aortic valves
- Mitral insufficiency
- Narrowing of the mitral valves
- Cardiac insufficiency
- Thickening of the heart muscle
- Atrial fibrillation
- Cardiac arrhythmias and pacemakers
- Hole in the heart