Charite University Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Cardiology and Angiology (26110)

Karl Stangl

Prof. Dr. med.

Karl Stangl

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

About the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at Charite University Hospital Berlin

According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the Charite University Hospital Berlin ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases! 

The department offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The department conducts all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, functional diagnostics of the heart, diagnostics and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The department's angiologists carry out complex diagnostics using ultrasound examination and angiography, as well as the treatment of stenoses and vascular obstructions by means of balloon dilatation, stent implantation and lysis. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Karl Stangl.

The department has a modern Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, which serves for all procedures of invasive diagnostics and interventional therapy for cardiovascular diseases. The priority focuses include the diagnostics and treatment of coronary artery disease, catheter therapy for valvular heart disease (for example, TAVI and MitraClip), interventional therapy for atrial septal defects and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Also, the department has an Emergency Cardiac Care Unit for the provision of emergency medical care for patients with acute thoracic pains, which in many cases are precursors to myocardial infarction.

All the department's specialists have expert knowledge and regularly undergo advanced training courses in order to keep abreast of innovations in cardiology and angiology. The patients are treated both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department has all the technical and professional resources in order to achieve the most favorable treatment outcome.

The service range of the department includes:


  • Invasive catheter diagnostics and interventional therapy
    • Diagnostics and treatment of coronary artery disease
      • Fractional flow reserve measurement
      • Optical coherence tomography
      • Intravascular ultrasound examination
      • Balloon dilatation
      • Stent implantation (pure metal stents, drug-coated stents and bioabsorbable stents)
    • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for sparing treatment of aortic valve diseases
    • Minimally invasive catheter procedures for mitral valve replacement in patients who have previously undergone replacement surgery or plastic reconstruction of the mitral valve
    • Percutaneous (minimally invasive) pulmonary valve replacement
    • Percutaneous (minimally invasive) mitral valve reconstruction using MitraClip and Cardioband techniques in mitral regurgitation 
    • Minimally invasive therapy in tricuspid regurgitation (Cardioband technique)
    • Interventional closure of atrial appendage defect (for patients with atrial fibrillation and high risk of thromboembolism)
    • Interventional treatment of septal defects (ventricular septal defect, open foramen ovale) using special probes
    • Renal denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension
    • Treatment of patients with medically uncontrolled heart or pulmonary insufficiency using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Impella circulatory system
    • Transcoronary ablation of septal hypertrophy
  • Functional diagnostics
    • Functional diagnostics of the heart
      • Echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound examination)
      • Stress echocardiography
      • Electrocardiography
      • Ergometry and spiroergometry
      • Long-term ECG
      • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
      • 12-channel daily ECG monitoring
    • Pulmonary function testing
      • Spirometry
      • Body plethysmography
      • Lung diffusion test
  • Electrophysiology
    • Electrophysiological examination (EPU) for the registration of tachycardia and bradycardia, as well as for the identification of the causes of syncope
    • Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
    • Catheter ablation in arrhythmogenic foci in the atria or heart ventricles
  • Therapy of cardiac arrhythmias
    • Implantation of pacemakers (in most cases – for the treatment of bradycardia)
    • Implantation of defibrillators (in most cases – for the treatment of tachycardia)
    • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (for example, in patients with impaired cardiac conduction, heart failure)


  • Diagnostics of vascular diseases
    • Vascular ultrasound examination/Doppler ultrasonography
    • 24-hour blood pressure monitoring
    • Microcirculation assessment
    • Ankle-brachial pressure index
    • Angiography (with contrast enhancement)
  • Vascular disease therapy
    • Balloon dilatation
    • Stent implantation
    • Lysis therapy
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options for the patients with cardiovascular diseases

Photo of the doctor: (c) Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin 

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