The Department of Cardiac Surgery annually performs more than 690 coronary artery bypass grafts in patients with ischemic heart disease (CHD), in particular, in those with angina pectoris. The "hybrid" operating room, which is part of the department, makes it possible to perform this technically complex operation with a high percentage of favorable outcomes. The department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. U. Mehlhorn has more than 15 years of experience in performing such surgical procedures.
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne ranks among the top German departments specializing in cardiac surgery! There are performed over 2,800 operations every year.
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.
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.
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.