Since August 2008, Prof. Sack has been Head of the Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Internal Intensive Medicine at the Academic Hospital Schwabing, Munich. Since 2009, he has also been Head of the Emergency Center at the Academic Hospital Schwabing (Section Internal Medicine).
One of his medical specialties is the use of minimally invasive techniques for treatment of the aortic valve, the mitral valve and the coronary vessels.
Prof. Sack was the first to perform catheter-assisted aortic valve implantation in Germany in 2005 (at the University Hospital Essen) and is regarded as an internationally recognized expert in this technique.
Minimally invasive reconstruction of the mitral valve is also his expertise.
Prof. Sack contributed significantly to the development of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) and performed the first implantation of a CRT system in 1998.
Treatment spectrum (selection)
- Angina pectoris, chest pain
- Bronchial asthma
- AV block
- Myocardial infarction
- Heart failure
- Heart valve defect
- Cardiac neurosis, cardiac phobia
- Coronary heart disease (CHD)
- Legionella, Legionnaire's disease
- Pulmonary embolism
- Pulmonary emphysema
- Low blood pressure
- Tuberculosis (consumption)
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