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TOP 5 Cardiology Hospitals in Germany

TOP 5 Cardiology Hospitals in Germany

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Although medical research is developing in leaps and bounds, heart diseases are still a leading cause of death among people today. Nearly a third of all people die from cardiac related diseases. However, with the help of effective treatment, one can increase one’s life expectancy for many years. German hospitals offer the best...

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Although medical research is advancing in leaps and bounds, cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death. Nearly a third of all people die from heart pathologies. However, with early detection and effective treatment, life expectancy can be increased by many years.

German hospitals offer the best medical services. Here are the TOP-5 best cardiology hospitals in the country according to FOCUS magazine.

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  1. University Hospital Frankfurt am Main
  2. University Hospital Heidelberg
  3. Charite University Hospital Berlin
  4. University Hospital RWTH Aachen
  5. University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  6. Arrangement of treatment of heart diseases in Germany

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

 

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main is regularly mentioned among the leading German healthcare facilities, according to FOCUS magazine. Since its founding in 1914, the medical team has expanded to 6,500 professionals and the fields of medical specialization have expanded to 32 specialized departments and 20 research institutes.

The Department of Cardiology and Angiology includes the Emergency Cardiac Care Unit, the General Cardiological Outpatient Clinic and the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory. Availability of its own Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory makes it possible to carry out invasive examination of pathologies in great vessels, heart valves and the septum of the heart as well as in any structural changes of the myocardium. The interventional treatment for atrial and ventricular septal defects, annuloplasty and mitral valve replacement, are also performed at the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory. The department has been certified as a Centre for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and an Interdisciplinary Centre for the Treatment of Heart Failure.

The Department of Cardiology and Angiology cooperates closely with the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Together, doctors implant and replace cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators.

University Hospital Heidelberg

 

Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology

University Hospital Heidelberg is known far beyond Germany due to its development of new therapeutic methods, the high professionalism of its doctors and the availability of high-tech equipment. The hospital admits patients with rare and complex clinical cases. There are 43 departments, specializing in all fields of medicine and 13 research institutes here.

The medical team of the Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pulmonology has more than 500 healthcare professionals and more than 130 patients can be treated here at the same time. The head physician of the department, Prof. Dr. med. Hugo Albert Katus, is the founder of Germany's first Chest Pain Unit and the Advanced Heart Failure Unit. He is also a member of the American and European heart associations (European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association and others).

The department carries out catheter procedures in patients with cardiac valve pathologies (TAVI, MitraClip, Cardioband, balloon valvuloplasty), treatment of arrhythmias (implantation of pacemakers, defibrillators and loop recorders), treatment of malignant heart tumours and other procedures.

 

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Charite University Hospital Berlin

 

Department of Cardiology and Angiology

The specialists of Charite University Hospital Berlin have succeeded in the treatment of a great variety of diseases, including heart pathologies. The hospital regularly ranks first in the rating of German healthcare facilities. In addition, the Charite University Hospital is a leading European practical and theoretical university medical centre. There are over 100 departments and institutes in the campuses of the hospital, patients with rare diseases and severe health conditions are treated here.

The Department of Cardiology and Angiology includes the Emergency Cardiac Care Unit, the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory and beds for the planned (scheduled) inpatient care. The department carries out functional diagnostics of the heart, including 12-channel daily monitoring of ECG, ABPM, stress echocardiography and electrophysiological studies.

The equipment of the department and the skills of doctors allow them to perform interventions on the heart valves and blood vessels of the heart without opening the chest, i.e. endovascularly. Thus, prosthetics or repair of the aortic (TAVI), mitral (MitraClip, Cardioband), or tricuspid (Cardioband) valves and the pulmonary valve are performed here. Interventional procedures for the treatment of the defects of cardiac septum and atrial appendages are also performed.

In patients with severe heart failure, the Impella mechanical circulatory support device is installed and an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is performed.

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

 

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

All departments and institutes in the hospital are of a high academic standard and thus provide patients with excellent medical care. High-tech procedures are used which allows patients to achieve exceptional treatment results, even when they are in seriously ill conditions. The advancements of the University Hospital RWTH Aachen in the field of clinical research are of national importance.

The Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology offer all diagnostic options for assessing the condition of patients with cardiovascular diseases, including cardiac MRI and 3D echocardiography. Doctors specialize in treating patients with chest pain of unknown origins.

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

 

Department of Cardiology

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is a multidisciplinary medical and prophylactic facility, which includes 29 specialized departments and 11 institutes. The medical team of the hospital consists of more than 1,700 physicians, including world-renowned specialists, as well as more than 3,200 nurses. The hospital annually admits more than 500,000 patients and combines medical practice with research activities.

The Department of Cardiology is mentioned in the ranking of German departments, with the best rates of success in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The department's doctors specialize in the treatment of patients with heart valve pathologies, heart rhythm disturbances, ischemic heart disease and heart failure. The head physician of the department, Prof. Dr. med. Steffen Massberg, is the coordinator of the major PRESTIGE clinical trial and is also a board member of the Munich Heart Alliance.

In addition to the conventional treatment methods, specialists of the Department of Cardiology perform transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), mitral valve reconstruction using the MitraClip method, cardiac resynchronization therapy and implantation of circulatory support systems.

 

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Arrangement of Treatment of Heart Diseases in Germany

 

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Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board-certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

ECR - European Cardiology Review

JAHA - Journal of the American Heart Association

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