What should I bring along to an exam?
• Your insurance card (“chip card”) and referral if necessary.
Important medical reports / documents from previous hospitalizations or specialist
examinations (ask GP for copies, if needed)
• Cardiac catheter examinations, heart or vascular surgery / surgical interventions (ask GP for copies, if needed)
• Current lab test results
• If necessary phenprocoumon (Marcumar) pass, endocarditis pass, heart pass, diabetic pass, pacemaker pass
• Medication prescriptions (drugs and dosage of medication taken regularly)
On the day of the appointment please do the following:
• Take your medications as usual on the day of the examination
• Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes for a stress ECG
• You may eat a light meal
What to do in an emergency:
If you have a chronic disease and experience a sudden increase in discomfort, we recommend that you contact your general practitioner immediately. Upon direct consultation with him or her we will make an appointment for you as soon as possible.
In life-threatening situations, signs of an imminent heart attack are acute, severe cardiac pain with fear of death and shortness of breath that lasts longer than 10 minutes, usually accompanied by weakness, pallor, and nausea with cold sweats. An intracardiac catheter can be life-saving, and a hospital stay is mandatory to monitor the situation. In this case call 112 for an ambulance immediately.