CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC

Competence and experience in vascular medicine and cardiology Frankfurt

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CardioVascular Center Frankfurt CVC

Competence and experience in vascular medicine and cardiology Frankfurt

Dear patients and visitors,

we are pleased that you have stopped by and would like to give you the opportunity to learn more about our center, our team and especially our services on our pages.

The CardioVascular Center Frankfurt (CVC) is a center for the diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular diseases. In addition to non-invasive cardiology and angiology, such as examinations with ECG or ultrasound, our focus is on the most modern minimally invasive treatment methods. In recent years, we have assumed a leading international role in this field.

In addition to our professional expertise, we place particular emphasis on the trusting care of our patients. We treat you as we would like to be treated ourselves: competently, respectfully and empathetically. We place very high demands on our diagnostics and our treatments – that is why we take a lot of time for your individual situation and place great value on explaining the advantages and disadvantages as well as the procedure of the various treatment methods to you in an understandable way.

With professional competence and friendliness, our entire team ensures that you are in good hands and feel comfortable with us.

Your Dr. Horst Sievert and colleagues
– CardioVascular Center Frankfurt –

Our services

Interventional Cardiology and Angiology

Interventional cardiology and angiology are among the minimally invasive methods of medicine – that is, only a small incision is required for diagnosis and therapy. Through this small incision, a catheter (a metal wire) can be advanced to the heart. Through the catheter, a contrast medium can be given into the heart chambers or  vessels, making them visible through X-rays. In this way, we can assess vascular structures and therapy options. Interventions in the cardiac catheterization laboratory are usually performed under local anesthesia, i.e. without general anesthesia.

A well known standard procedure in this field is the treatment of obstructions in the blood vessels with balloon dilatation and stent implantation. We are specialized in the most advanced techniques including laser, rotablator and lithotrypsy to treat complex stenoses and total occlusions.

Our experience goes far beyond this and includes many other treatment methods of interventional cardiology and angiology.

  • Catheter examination of all vessels of the cardiovascular system head to toe
  • Left heart catheter examinations (coronary angiography)
  • Right heart catheter examinations
  • Catheter examination in preparation for special interventions
  • Sampling of heart muscle tissue (myocardial biopsy)
  • Balloon dilatation of obstructions of the coronary vessels (also with laser, rotablator, lithotrypsy, stent implantation)
  • Reopening of constrictions or occlusions of all larger vessels (also with laser, rotablator, lithotrypsy, stent implantation)
  • Closure of defects of the cardiac septum (PFO, ASD, VSD)
  • Balloon dilatation of narrowed heart valves
  • Treatment of regurgitation of heart valves
  • Closure of leaks next to prosthetic heart valves
  • Catheter treatment of cardiac insufficiency
  • Closure of the left atrial appendage using catheter technique to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Treatment of the renal artery in the context of hypertension
  • Catheter treatment of muscle thickening of the cardiac septum
  • Pacemaker implantation, aggregate exchange
  • Endograft implantation in the case of aortic aneurysm
  • Pulmonary vein isolation and other EP interventions to treat arrhythmias
  • other special interventions for complex diseases

Non-invasive cardiology and angiology

ECG, ultrasound, laboratory tests and more – we have a wide range of diagnostic options available as part of our non-invasive cardiology and angiology services.

The ECG (electrocardiography) allows numerous conclusions to be drawn about the patient’s heart function. In addition to the resting ECG, we also perform long-term ECGs (24 hours) and stress ECGs (measurement during physical exertion).

We can use various ultrasound procedures to check your neck and leg vessels, among other things. This tells us how fast the blood flows in the vessels (arteries and veins), allowing us to detect any vascular stenoses. With an ultrasound of the heart, we can detect, among other things, the size and motility of the heart chambers and atria, as well as defects, inflammation or fluid buildup.

  • Color Doppler echocardiography (color-coded ultrasound of the heart)
  • Contrast echo
  • Stress echocardiography (ultrasound of simulated cardiac stress)
  • Transesophageal echocardiography TEE (ultrasound of the heart via the esophagus), also in 3D technique
  • Transcranial Doppler (for diagnosis of open connections between the atria by ultrasound of the temporal vessels)
  • Vascular sonography
  • Duplex sonography of the carotid/brain-supplying vessels
  • Duplex sonography of leg arteries and veins
  • Duplex sonography of the renal arteries
  • Duplex sonography of the great vessels of the abdomen
  • Doppler sonographic occlusion pressure measurement
  • Diagnosis of high blood pressure in the pulmonary circulation (pulmonary hypertension)
In addition to ECG and ultrasound diagnostics, we offer laboratory tests, long-term RR measurements (long-term blood pressure measurement) and pacemaker/defibrillator/CRT check-ups.

Information for international patients

The following information may be helpful for:

  • Patients with international health insurance living abroad or in Germany
  • Patients living abroad who are seeking treatment at their own expense
  • Patients living abroad whose treatment costs will be covered by a company, organisation or embassy

We can help you with:

  • Handling inquiries and clarifications for medical treatments
  • Developing diagnostic and treatment plans
  • Producing individual quotes for the costs
  • Issuing medical invitation letters to help in obtaining a visa
  • Coordinating the appointments

In order to prepare your visit appropriately, we need to know about prior medical evaluations and procedures (if any have been performed).

You are welcome to upload letters, documents or medical reports/images here:

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Alternatively, you can also contact us by email or fax.