Cardiovascular diseases

What are diseases of the cardiovascular system?

In general, cardiovascular diseases are understood to be circulatory disorders of the arteries, i.e. the vessels that supply the body's organs with blood. Circulatory disorders of the heart (coronary heart disease, heart attack) and brain (stroke) are the most common causes of death in Germany. But it is not only the heart and brain that are affected by arteriosclerosis, but the entire vascular system, which is about 100,000 kilometers long. Particularly in the legs (shop window disease), the eyes or the kidneys, circulatory disorders cause serious illnesses with a severe reduction in quality of life.

How are cardiovascular diseases diagnosed and treated?

Modern medicine knows a whole range of diagnostic procedures, starting from ECG, sonography, scintigraphy to catheter examinations. In our practice, we place particular emphasis on early detection in order to be able to intervene before serious diseases occur. In addition to the classic diagnostic procedures such as ECG, stress ECG, long-term ECG or long-term blood pressure measurement, we routinely use a procedure that detects the first changes in the arteries long before the onset of symptoms (measurement of pulse wave velocityand ABI ). In addition, we determine the regulatory state of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system (VNS) controls all internal organs. Especially if the VNS is in a permanent state of tension (e.g. due to stress), this can lead to high blood pressure or other organ diseases within 1 to 2 years. The VNS analysis can detect this regulatory disorder at an early stage before the onset of organ diseases and thus enable timely therapy.

Our additional diagnostic services in the field of cardiovascular diseases include the determination of inflammatory parameters of the arteries (high-sensitivity CrP), sleep apnea screening (breathing pauses during sleep), and the performance of special ECG procedures (NEHB ECG).

Therapeutically, we also go far beyond the standard conventional medical therapy. Circulatory disorders always affect the entire organism, even if they first become noticeable in certain organs. Therefore, a therapy should always include the entire vascular system, which covers about 100,000 km. Chelation therapy is ideal for this purpose, ideally in combination with oxyvenation treatment .

Chelation therapy leads to an inhibition of inflammation in the vessels via an excretion of heavy metals, whereby a progression of arteriosclerosis can often be stopped. Using the Vascassist measurement, we can often impressively demonstrate the improvement in blood flow. The effect of chelation therapy can be enhanced by prior infusion of pure oxygen into the vein (oxyvenation), which dilates the blood vessels and supports the anti-inflammatory effects of chelation therapy. Accompanying we prescribe orthomolecular substances (vital substance supplementation) to maintain the therapy effect on the treatment-free days as well as after completion of the treatment.

What are the advantages of an expanded diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum for patients with cardiovascular diseases?

Early risk diagnosis, simple and reliable monitoring of the course of the disease, and a therapy that includes the entire vascular system can effectively supplement the results of a basic conventional medical therapy and make it more effective.

"A man is as young as his blood vessels!" (author not known by name)


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Dr. med. Frank Riedel
Karl-Marx-Straße 1 | 15926 Luckau
Tel.: 03544 2232
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