The Department of Cardiac Surgery annually examines more than 100 patients with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection. The renovation of diagnostic equipment makes it possible to conduct a comprehensive examination within a single department – from functional studies to cardiac catheterization. Based on the results obtained, the team of surgeons under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. U. Mehlhorn chooses the most appropriate surgical option.
The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Charite is located at the Campus Charite Mitte. It offers treatment of all congenital and acquired cardiovascular diseases. Following the motto "To give, to teach and to research", the department strives to combine patient care and advanced professional expertise. A highly motivated team of doctors and competent nurses work hand in hand to ensure both individual care and treatment for each patient.
The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical field. Many heart operations are performed minimally invasively, which has a positive effect on wound healing, the patient experiences less pain, and the period of hospitalization is significantly reduced. Thanks to a long experience of doctors and state-of-the-art equipment, the department provides excellent results of treatment of heart pathologies.
Department of Congenital (CHD) and Acquired Heart Defects
The Department of Congenital (CHD) and Acquired Heart Defects at the University Hospital Muenster is the first Center of Excellence specializing in the treatment of adults with congenital and acquired heart defects on both outpatient and inpatient basis. The second focus is the treatment of acquired defects (e.g., on heart valves).
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! The department is a distinguished institution in this field of medicine. It is especially focused on coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, aortic surgery, lung surgery and transplant surgery.
Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery offers the full range of services in this medical focus. The department specializes in heart valves surgery, coronary artery bypass grafting, surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. The department has the very latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods that ensure optimal treatment results.
The Department of Cardiac Surgery treats all heart diseases in adults. In addition, the department specializes in mitral valve reconstruction with the help of minimally invasive techniques, as well as in the surgical treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysm. The department is the university center for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Essen University Hospital offers the full range of services in the treatment of heart diseases, requiring surgery, including transplant of chest organs, heart and lung support systems and aortic surgery. The Department also specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques, transcatheter implantation of heart valves, as well as in the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmia.
Department of Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Surgery
The Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery offers the entire spectrum of cardiothoracic surgery, including heart transplantation and the use of artificial heart systems. A special focus is on the development and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. Worthwhile emphasizing are the modern bypass surgery, cardiac valve repair surgery and the surgery to regain the normal rhythm.
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf provides the whole range of cardiovascular medicine at the university level. The Department has a long and successful history. Since 1938 more than 50,000 cadiac surgeries were performed here. The achievements includes the first open heart surgery with surface hypothermia, the first replacement of a heart valve and the first implantation of a pacemaker and a cardioverter defibrillator system in Germany.
The range of surgical services of the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen covers all surgical and interventional operations in the corresponding fields up to the transplant surgery. Due to a close interaction of three fields, patients benefit greatly from a complex and intensive medical care. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Tubingen ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery!
The Department of Cardiac Surgery offers the complete spectrum of cardiac surgery services except heart transplantation. This includes valve replacement procedures, which are based on cardiac catheter, various valve conserving surgery techniques (also minimally invasive), various methods of coronary artery bypass surgery and a wide range of aortic surgery including endovascular operations.
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf covers the full range of heart diseases requiring surgery – from children with congenital defects up to older patients. The Department specializes in minimally invasive surgery of heart valves, especially heart valve repair.
Performing annually more than 1000 surgeries on the heart, the department of cardiac surgery belongs to the largest centers of cardiac surgery in Munich. Here, the whole range of cardiovascular diseases is treated in adult patients, from emergency cases to heart attack. Special directions of the department include surgeries on the heart valves, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers, shunt surgeries and aortic aneurysm.
The Department of Сardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen specializes in the surgical treatment of end-stage heart failure, treatment with the use of mechanical hemodynamic support systems and heart transplant. The Department annually performs about 1,600 operations on heart and adjacent vessels. About 1,100 of them are open heart operations with the use of a cardiopulmonary bypass.
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiac Surgery ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! There are offered all modern services of adult cardiac surgery, incl. the very latest techniques, for example, minimally invasive surgery or heart valve reconstruction.