AboutDr. Johannes Brechtken, MD, BS, MBBS is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Paul, MN, with other offices in Saint Croix Falls, WI and New Richmond, WI (and 1 other location). He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiology. Dr. Brechtken is affiliated with Regions Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital and St John's Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Johannes Brechtken has the following 3 specialties
- Interventional Cardiology
An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.
- Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels.
A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage.
Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.
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- Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
- Coronary Disease
- Heart Block
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
- Unstable Angina
Dr. Brechtken is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
640 Jackson St
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 E 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
St John's Hospital
1575 Beam Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55109
4050 Coon Rapids Blvd NW
Minneapolis, MN 55433
St Croix Regional Medical Center
235 E State St
Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024
- Mercy Hospital An Allina Facility
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Children's Hospitals & Clinics
2525 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
535 Hospital Rd
New Richmond, WI 54017
- Childrens Hospital Minneapolis
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