Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany


Dual chamber ICD implantation to treat dilated and ischemic cardiomyopathy (program ID: 106751)


Volkmar Falk

Prof. Dr. med.

Volkmar Falk

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialized in: cardiosurgery, vascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1978 Promotion mit dem Thema: "Das Bluttrauma bei extrakorporaler Zirkulation im licht- und rasterelektronenmikroskopischen Bild"
  • 1985 - 1988 OA an der Abt. Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie der Universitätsklinik Kiel
  • 1988 Erteilung der venia legendi für Chirurgie und Ernennung zum Privatdozent
  • 1988 - 1989 OA und ständiger Vertreter des Direktors der neu gegründeten Abteilung für Herzchirurgie der Kerkhoff-Klinik der Max-PlanckGesellschaft Bad Nauheim
  • 1989 - 1993 leitender Oberarzt und stellvertretender Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Thorax,- Herz- und Gefäßchirurgie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Seit Okt. 1993 Direktor der Klinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie der Charité.

Schwerpunkt:

  • Herzklappenersatz
  • Korrektur angeborener Herzfehler
  • Chirurgische Therapie bei fortgeschrittener Herzinsuffizienz
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin is located at the Charité Mitte Campus. It is a state-of-the-art clinic with a long history. The director of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Volkmar Falk.

All congenital and acquired diseases of the heart and surrounding vessels are treated in this Department. Following the motto "To give, to teach and to research", the clinic is striving to combine patient care and leading expertise. A highly motivated team of doctors and specialist nurses work hand in hand to ensure each patient receives individual care and treatment.

Varioгs forms of surgery – such as bypass surgery, heart valve surgery (including mechanical valves, biological valves and Ross operation) as well as ablation of atrial fibrillation – are performed in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. Highly complex congenital heart diseases, which had been considered inoperable few years ago, can be treated surgically in the Department headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Volkmar Falk.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • thyroid function test  (TSH-basal, fT3, fT4)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides,
      Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
  • vascular system assessment
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • body fat and water examination
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • dual chamber ICD implantation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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