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Augustinum Clinic of Munich

The Augustinum Clinic of Munich is a modern medical institution, providing not only qualified medical services, but also the professional care for patients. To date, the clinic is a leading company in Germany in providing social services to the population. The basic principle of the clinic is to provide medical and proper care and social support to patients at the same place.

The clinic was founded in 1964 by evangelical pastor George Rueckert. The building is located in the western part of the city of Munich, close to the historic residence of St. Augustine, in whose honor was this clinic named. From 2004, the clinic is part of the University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

Since the opening of the clinic, its main motto is ‘The whole is always formed from the sum of its parts.’ In other words, it is necessary to combine the professional knowledge of physicians, a half-century tradition of patient care, as well as modern and innovative developments in the field of medicine in order to achieve optimal results of treatment. At the same time, the diagnosis is also essential for the activity of the clinic. The Augustinum Clinic carries out a variety of body examinations, using modern equipment. For example: examination of the cardiovascular system using coronary angiography, balloon dilatation of the coronary arteries, ultrasound duplex scanning, spirometry, and electrocardiogram .

The main specialty of the clinic is internal medicine. In particular, the clinic specializes in:

  • Cardiology
  • Angiology
  • Intensive care
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Nephrology
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Pulmonology.

Department of Cardiology

The Augustinum Clinicof Munich is an advanced center in providing the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, diseases of heart muscle, heart valves, and heart rhythm abnormalities. A team of qualified cardiologists who constantly improve their qualifications, depending on the severity of the disease, prescribes conservative or surgical treatment.

Diagnosis in cardiology

To determine the optimal method of treatment, you must first make a correct diagnosis. That is why the clinic performs a wide range of diagnostic procedures:

  • ECG , exercise ECG, stress ECG, Holter monitoring
  • Tilt table test, long-term blood pressure measurement
  • Ultrasound of the arteries and veins, CT, MRI
  • Coronary angiography, angiography of the carotid arteries, renal arteries, arteries of the pelvis and legs, and aortic valves
  • Myocardial and pericardium biopsy
  • Electrophysiological studies and ablation of cardiac arrhythmias.

An outpatient and inpatient treatment of cardiovascular diseases can be carried out in the clinic. The clinic also has a cardiac catheterization laboratory, where experienced physicians perform heart vessels angiography to resume the flow of narrowed or closed coronary arteries by means of the balloon and stent implantation. Treatment of different diseases is carried out here, like:

  • Heart muscle diseases using intra-aortic counterpulsation , cardiac resynchronization therapy, cardiac tamponade
  • Heart valve diseases using percutaneous transcatheter implantation of an aortic valve, balloon valvuloplasty, mitral valve reconstruction )
  • Treatment of cardiac arrhythmias ( with catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, implantation of one, two, and three chamber pacemakers, treatment of atrial fibrillation using electroshock).

Department of Nephrology

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The Department of Nephrology, Hypertension, and Metabolic Diseases of the Augustinum Clinic of Munich offers a variety of diagnostic and treatment methods from modern techniques of ultrasound and X-ray diagnosis to renal replacement therapy in the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment can be provided by the clinic.

This department focuses on the treatment of kidney and renal hypertension, as well as complications and associated diseases, disorders of the immune system, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Inpatient treatment

The department is ready 24 hours a day to take any patient with diseases of internal organs like cardiovascular diseases, acute and chronic kidney disease, and dialysis patients from other hospitals. Intensive treatment of the following Nephrology diseases is carried out here:

  • Hyperhydration in renal failure
  • Acute arterial occlusion
  • Acute or chronic heart failure
  • Exogenous and endogenous intoxication
  • Therapeutic treatment of acute and chronic failure ( hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration)
  • Extracorporeal treatment of leukocyte in immunological diseases
  • Metabolic diseases (especially type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy)
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Rheumatologic diseases
  • Pre- and postoperative care for patients who require kidney transplantation.

Outpatient treatment

The clinic offers outpatient treatment program for patients who require chronic hemodialysis. Outpatient care for patients with acute and chronic kidney disease and hypertension is also provided here.

Department of Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Modern Gastroenterology offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of treatment of the gastrointestinal tract diseases in the inpatient and outpatient settings. For this purpose the Department of Gastroenterology uses up-to-date equipment, which is being constantly updated. Same day procedures of endoscopy, ultrasound and functional study of the gastrointestinal tract are also carried out here.

Range of Medical Services

  • Endoscopy: Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Proctoscopy
  • with interventional procedures such as Polypectomy , Stenting, Argon plasmacoagulation, ligation of hemorrhoids, Mucosectomy
  • Biliary stenting
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography using a flexible mini probe
  • Tests of respiratory lactose, fructose, and glucose intolerance
  • Liver biopsy
  • Density feature analysis to detect liver cancer
  • Therapy of proctologic diseases.

It is worth noting that during the endoscopic examination carbon dioxide insufflation is used, since it does not cause swelling after inspection.

Department of Pulmonology

The main task of Pulmonology Department of the clinic is to assure free breathing and healthy sleep of patients. It offers a full range of services for the treatment of respiratory diseases with the use of advanced techniques and modern medical equipment. It also provides a variety of invasive and noninvasive diagnostic study of the body. Besides that the department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders caused by respiratory diseases. For this, the clinic has a sleep laboratory with three beds.

The department also provides:

  • Pulmonary function tests, spirometry, allergy diagnostics, bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound, ultrasound of the heart and chest, long-term oxygen therapy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia, obstructive and interstitial lung diseases, malignant diseases of the lungs and airways, pulmonary hypertension
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders associated with respiratory diseases.