Specialist in cardiology, internal medicine and angiology. Additional qualification: resuscitation doctor. Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, MBA. Head and founder of the Cardiology Praxis in Dusseldorf
Dr. Frank-Chris Schoebel (born 1961 in Raleigh (North Carolina, USA) studied medicine at the Universities of Witten-Herdeck and Heidelberg, promoted in Münster. Worked at the University Hospital Dusseldorf more than 16 years, 8 of them as a senior physician. The main areas of his activity are classical peripheral and central hemodynamics, resuscitation, caronary angiographic diagnostics and therapy (performed more than 11.000 coronary angiographs), as well as outpatient and invasive provision of patients with therapy-resistant angina in the primary stage of coronary heart disease.
Has more than 50 international scientific publications in the field of coronary heart disease research.
1990 Awarded doctorate at the Wilhelm University of Westphalia
1999 Awarded the title of Private Associate Professor and Venia Legendi of the Heinrich-Heine University of Dusseldorf on the topic Importance of prothrombogenic factors for myocardial ischemia.
When is cardiac catheterization necessary? What are the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of this method? Can coronarography be performed in all cases, or is a differentiated approach preferable? Leading German cardiologists answer all these questions in this article.
Circulatory disorders can have various origins. It is believed that the predominance of fatty foods in the diet leads to an increase in the level of cholesterol in the blood. Subsequently, it is deposited on the walls of the arteries. As a result, the vessel lumen narrows and the organ supplied with blood begins to lack nutrients, which causes the symptoms of atherosclerosis.
Myocardial infarction belongs to the so-called catastrophic episodes. Thanks to timely diagnosis and effective treatment methods, the incidence of fatalities has decreased, but patients who have suffered it need long-term rehabilitation. The chances to resume an active life in full directly depend on how correctly it is provided.
Coronary angioplasty and stenting is a method of treating coronary artery disease by restoring blood flow in the narrowed vessel that supplies blood to the heart. A heart catheterization is used to determine whether the procedure is indicated in each particular case.
High blood pressure is a widespread problem. Despite the availability of four classes of medications, not all patients can be helped. Researchers from Uppsala have sought to find out the effect of changing drugs. Based on the results of their study, they suggest an individualized approach to therapy.