Heart Clinic Lucerne: PD Dr Fröhlich and PD Dr Herzog
- Chest pain, angina pectoris, coronary heart disease, and heart attack – clarification with heart catheter examination (stent implantation, FFR)
- Cardiac insufficiency (= heart failure)
- Heart valve diseases (e.g. aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve insufficiency)
- Check-up and performance tests for athletes
(partly in cooperation with the Centre for Heart Imaging at the Hirslanden Clinic in St. Anna)
- Long-term blood pressure measurement, long-term ECG
- 2D/3D echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography
- Specific heart imaging (CT, MRI, nuclear cardiology, hybrid imaging)
- Heart catheter (intracoronary imaging, pressure wire measurement)
- Right heart catheter
- Myocardial biopsy
- Pacemaker/defibrillator checks
- Implantation of event recorders
(in cooperation with the Hirslanden Clinic in St. Anna)
- Balloon dilatation and stent implantation
- Complex interventions of the coronary vessels (main stem intervention, rotablation, Impella cardiac support systems)
- Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
- Cardioversion treatment of cardiac arrhythmias
About the Heart Clinic – Cardiology in Lucerne, Seetal, and Kriens
Hope for heart diseases
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Presentation of the Heart Clinic. The heart specialists PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog treat patients with highly specialised, cardiological therapy concepts.
The Heart Clinic Lucerne with heart specialists PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog offers its patients individual care of the highest medical quality. Patients are always at the center of attention and actively involved in developing a therapy concept adapted to their respective needs and diseases. The expertise and empathy of the medical team enhance the best possible recovery.
The range of services at the Heart Clinic Lucerne covers the entire field of heart diseases. Each cardiologist also has his unique speciality so patients can be offered highly specialized medicine at the highest level. The physicians at the Heart Clinic Lucerne treat their patients according according to latest scientific findings using the most modern methods.
Special Heart Imaging – Non-Invasive 3D Images of the Heart
In order to avoid unnecessary interventions on the heart, patients are also examined non-invasively with the latest technology such as computer tomography or magnetic resonance imaging if the need arises. This allows accurate 3D images of the heart and especially the coronary arteries to be produced in the gentlest way. It is also possible to take exact blood flow measurements in the heart muscle without the need for invasive surgery. A cardiac catheter examination is carried out only if these examinations reveal signs of narrowing of the coronary arteries.
Cardiac Catheterisation – Interventions on the Heart through the Keyhole
A cardiac catheter examination is carried out for a precise imaging and treatment of the coronary vessels. A local anaesthetic is applied to the right wrist, and the artery is punctured there. A general anaesthetic is not necessary because the operation is not painful. A thin tube (= heart catheter) is then advanced from the artery at the wrist to the heart. Contrast medium is then injected directly into the coronary arteries, and an X-ray image is made. This allows narrow spots in the blood vessels of the heart to be identified with high precision. The diagnostic cardiac catheter examination takes only about 10–15 minutes. A pressure bandage is then left in place for approx. 4–5 hours. If constrictions are found during a cardiac catheter examination, these can be removed in the same session using a stent.
Stents – how the Lucerne Heart Clinic supports the vessels
A constriction or obstruction in one of the coronary arteries leads to a circulatory disorder in the affected area. This sometimes has serious consequences for the heart. The stent opens and supports the vessel from the inside, thereby allowing normal blood circulation. A stent is individually selected for each patient. The diameter and length depend on the affected vessel. When implanting the vascular support, which consists of a wire mesh, the vessel is first dilated with a balloon catheter (balloon dilatation). The balloon is then removed. What remains is the wire mesh inside the vessel.
Inpatient stays are at the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna, one of the most comfortable private clinics in Switzerland with a wonderful view of Lake Lucerne. Patients are cared for by the well-known team of doctors.
The Lucerne Heart Clinic is also a reliable partner for chronic diseases such as heart failure (= cardiac insufficiency) and is there for you even in difficult situations.
PD Dr Georg Fröhlich
|2016||Heart Clinic Lucerne|
|2015||Dissertation, habilitation, and teaching position at Charité, Berlin|
|Since 2014||Senior physician for interventional cardiology (especially TAVI) at Charité University Hospital of Berlin, Benjamin Franklin Campus|
|2012–2014||Interventional cardiologist in London (University College of London) and at the Leeds General Infirmary (largest English TAVI centre)|
|2012||Specialist Physician for Cardiology FMH Cardiology|
|2010–2012||Junior doctor for cardiology at the University Hospital of Zurich Research stay for cardiac insufficiency at the University of Columbus/Ohio (US) with Dr William Abraham|
|2010||Specialist Physician for Internal medicine FMH|
|2007–2009||Junior doctor for internal medicine at the University Hospital of Zurich|
|2004–2006||Junior doctor at the German Heart Centre of Munich|
|1996–2003||Medical studies in Vienna (Austria)
Dissertation: “Evaluation of the biocompatibility of a novel stent polymer in porcine coronary arteries”
PD Dr Bernhard Herzog
|2016||Heart Clinic Lucerne|
|2016||Cardiac Device Specialist Level I (EHRA)|
|2015||Habilitation and lectureship in heart imaging and cardiology at the University of Zurich|
|2012–2015||Transthoracic/transesophageal echocardiography Level III certification (ESC)
Cardiac computed tomography Level III certification (SCCT)
Nuclear Cardiology Level III Certification (CBNC)
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Level III Certification (SCMR)
|2014–2015||Senior physician in cardiology at the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen and senior physician in cardiac imaging (CT/MRI/NUK) at the University Hospital of Zurich|
|2012–2013||Fellowship in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echocardiography at the University of Leeds, England|
|2011||Specialist Physician for Cardiology FMH|
|2007–2012||Junior doctor in cardiology and cardiac imaging at the University Hospital of Zurich|
|2005–2007||Junior doctor for internal medicine at the cantonal hospital in Aarau|
|2005||Dissertation at the University of Ulm/Case Western Reserve University, US: “Increased in vivo frequency of IA-2 peptides reactive IFNgamma+/IL-4- T cells in type 1 diabetic subjects”|
|1998–2005||Medical studies at the University of Ulm, Germany|
PD Dr Georg Marcus Fröhlich
Co-owner of practice
PD Dr Bernhard Alexander Herzog
Co-owner of practice
Heart specialists in Lucerne in Checkup Health Magazine
Video, length 07:28
Presentation of the specialists for cardiology PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog in the Swiss health magazine
|Lucerne Railway Station||2.3 km|
|Zürich Airport||63 km|
|Bern-Belp Airport||126 km|
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