Category : Diagnosis

EKG: This is what the electrocardiography shows

EKG: This is what the electrocardiography shows

Electrocardiography, or EKG for short, shows the electrical processes in the heart muscle graphically. This enables conclusions to be drawn about the heart function

Lumbar puncture (liquor puncture)

Lumbar puncture (liquor puncture)

The brain and spinal cord are surrounded by nerve water, the liquor. Liquor is obtained through a lumbar puncture for examination in the laboratory

Colonoscopy: reasons, benefits, risks

Colonoscopy: reasons, benefits, risks

The colonoscopy is the most important method for the early detection of colon cancer. The gastroenterologist examines the colon with the help of a

LDL cholesterol: risk factor for blood vessels

LDL cholesterol: risk factor for blood vessels

LDL is also known as "bad cholesterol" because high levels of LDL are considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease

Blood test: liver values

Blood test: liver values

If certain proteins in the blood level are increased, this can indicate problems with the liver and biliary tract

Cardiac catheters: shapes, procedures, risks

Cardiac catheters: shapes, procedures, risks

A cardiac catheter examination is used to diagnose and often also to treat diseases of the coronary arteries, the heart valves and the heart muscle

Gastroscopy: reflection of the stomach

Gastroscopy: reflection of the stomach

An endoscope enables a view of the stomach and duodenum. It has lights, cameras and channels for instruments

Biopsy: taking a tissue sample

Biopsy: taking a tissue sample

The doctor uses a biopsy to obtain a tissue sample from the patient. The laboratory can examine this sample for abnormal changes, for example

Skin Cancer Screening: Detecting Skin Cancer Early

Skin Cancer Screening: Detecting Skin Cancer Early

Skin cancer screening is a free program for the early detection and prevention of skin cancer. Use, procedure, possible disadvantages

Pulse oximetry measures oxygen in the blood

Pulse oximetry measures oxygen in the blood

With pulse oximetry, the doctor can monitor the level of oxygen in the blood. The clip on the finger or ear is not only part of the routine during operations

Radiology: In the picture

Radiology: In the picture

125 years ago Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the rays named after him and thus enriched medicine. What happened then and how doctors

The examination in the sleep laboratory

The examination in the sleep laboratory

An overnight stay in the sleep laboratory helps to determine sleep disorders and their cause and to initiate therapy. This is how the investigation works

Self-tracking: what watches can measure

Self-tracking: what watches can measure

Displaying the pulse, recording an ECG, assessing the rhythm - can a digital watch already protect patients from strokes? A study shows that

How dangerous is x-ray?

How dangerous is x-ray?

We provide facts about radiation exposure and its risks

How to deal with incidental findings

How to deal with incidental findings

Incidental findings in the context of medical research are increasing. Should scientists tell study participants what they discovered?

Don't just count stars: How to find the right doctor

Don't just count stars: How to find the right doctor

Review portals are supposed to make the search for a doctor easier. But it is better not to rely solely on the assessments on these pages, guess what

Examination of blood clotting

Examination of blood clotting

Coagulation values: If the blood does not clot properly, there is a risk of bleeding or blocked vessels. Which values ​​indicate a risk

History: The conversation with the doctor

History: The conversation with the doctor

In the anamnesis, the doctor asks the patient questions about symptoms, lifestyle habits and previous illnesses