Matthias Arlt, MD
Our anaesthetists aided by modern and reliable monitoring, guarantee a careful start to the operation as well as supervising the anaesthetic during surgery. Specially developed techniques enable the patient to recover more quickly after surgery. Local anaesthetics, used for example for bypass implantation, can be dosed so exactly that no stress to the body is caused, and any slight pain is minimised or prevented.
Some of the patient's greatest fears concern having severe pain after a heart operation. However, many national and international studies suggest that pain can be considerably alleviated or even completely eliminated by appropriate therapeutic measures. In order to provide as much freedom from pain as possible, we put our experience and knowledge into practice after an operation. This is the precondition for early mobilisation and the introduction of breathing exercises after heart surgery.
Our physiotherapists are experts for physical mobilisation after heart surgery. The patient's training starts with breathing therapy to stave off the possibility of pneumonia. Even on the second day after the operation the patient is mobilised. Depending on his/her condition he/she can use the bed-bicycle under the physiotherapist's supervision, or even go on a first walk with someone to monitor his/her pulse and keep everything under observation.
Even seriously ill heart patients can be given an anaesthetic that does not strain the circulation.
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