Unexplained, acute chest pains could be a sign of angina pectoris or even a heart attack. This means a circulatory disturbance in the coronary arteries has occurred due to an accumulation of cholesterol, calcium and additional blood clots. In these cases, prompt diagnosis and treatment is required. Should you arrive at the practice with suspected chest pains, an ECG will be made and a rapid blood test carried out. If an acute circulatory disturbance in the coronary arteries becomes confirmed, you will be immediately admitted to the chest pain department of the Dritter Orden Clinic. If you are suffering from the relevant acute chest pains, you can also go directly to the emergency ward of the clinic’s chest pain department.
There, a cardiac catheter examination (coronary angiography) will promptly be arranged if required, which is carried out around the clock, day or night, by specially trained interventional cardiologists. For more than 20 years, Prof. Busch, Dr. Rampp and Dr. Matula have been involved in this emergency care in Munich of patients who have suffered a heart attack. During the examination, acute circulatory disturbances are identified and eliminated, firstly by using a balloon catheter (PTCA), then with one or more stents. Afterward, you will be transferred to the clinic’s intensive station for further treatment and observation.
The prompt care of those who have suffered a heart attack has more than proved its worth and led to clear improvements in the prognosis and health of patients. The clinic’s chest pain unit meets the highest quality standards and is certified as such. Dr. Rampp and Dr. Matula are likewise certified by the German Cardiac Society as specialists in these operations.