Cardiac catheterization examinations are necessary to test whether the blood supply in the coronary arteries is restricted. The examinations are performed by Dr. W. Rosenberger and Dr. T. Gloeck at the hospital in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Klinikum Garmisch-Partenkirchen). We have had many years of experience in cardiac catheterization diagnostics and therapeutics. The actual examination itself is virtually painless and is carried out under local anaesthetic either via the artery in the groin or the lower arm artery. At the end of the examination the doctor will then explain the findings to the patient.
The film of the coronary vessels is assessed at once. If it proves necessary to carry out a balloon dilatation or implant a stent, this can be done immediately afterwards. We perform cardiac catheterization in an outpatient setting. In the case of balloon dilatation and stenting procedures, the patient will need to stay in hospital as an inpatient for 2 or 3 days.