University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Treatment of tricuspid valve stenosis with percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty (program ID: 261415)

Konrad Brockmeier

Prof. Dr. med.

Konrad Brockmeier

Department of Pediatric Cardiology

Specialized in: cardiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Staatsexamen Medizin an der Freien Universität in Berlin (West) u. Approbation 1983, Promotion 1985
  • Ausbildung zum Kinderarzt am Kaiserin Auguste Victoria Haus (FU Berlin)
  • Facharzt Kinderheilkunde 1993
  • Facharzt Kinderkardiologie 1997
  • Habilitation (Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.) 2001 an der Universität Heidelberg
  • Forschung am Institut für Festkörperphysik des Consiglio Nationale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rom: Studie über magnetokardiographische und elektrokardiographische Signale. Gefördert aus Mitteln der EU (1990-1991);
  • Forschung an der Physikalisch-Technischen Bundesanstalt, Berlin, (PTB): Bereich Meßtechnik und Signalverarbeitung, 1992 und 1993.
  • Kinderkardiologisch tätig in Berlin ab 1985 an der Universitäts-Kinderklinik, Kaiserin Auguste Victoria Haus; ab 1995 an der Charité, Berlin, als Oberarzt der Kinderkardiologie
  • 1997 Wechsel an die Universität Heidelberg, Kinderkardiologische Abteilung. Verantwortungsbereich Herzkatheterlabor für diagnostische und interventionell-therapeutische Verfahren im Neugeborenen-, Säuglings-, und Kindesalter
  • Seit 10/2002 Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinderkardiologie am Universitätsklinikum Köln.
  • EMAH Qualifikation
  • Mitglied des Vorstandes der Int. Soc. for Computerized Electrocardiology
  • Mitglied des Vorstandes der Ass. for Europ. Paediatric Cardiology
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology of the Heart Center of Cologne at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Brockmeier, is one of the nation’s leading hospitals, which offer the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in children. About 5000 outpatients and about 800 inpatients are treated in the department every year. The department focuses on diagnosis of congenital heart diseases and their treatment by the specialists of pediatric cardiac surgery.

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Cologne is focused on the diagnosis of congenital heart diseases and their treatment by the specialists of pediatric cardiac surgery. Nowadays many heart diseases can be treated minimally invasively in our catheter lab. In case of severe congenital defects, the department uses combined interventions-operations - the so-called hybrid technique more often. Furthermore, heart surgeon and pediatric cardiologist or vascular surgeon work together during the operation. There was equipped a special operating room for this hybrid technique in the Cardiology Center. This operating room contains a catheter lab.

The highly qualified team of doctors and medical staff, under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Konrad Brockmeier wants to make the patient hospital stay in the Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital Cologne as pleasant as possible as well as to provide the around the clock comprehensive care, adapted to Your needs.  

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • cardiac catheterization
  • preoperative care
  • percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty    
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients. As a hospital of excellence at the University Cologne („Exzellenz-Universität “), the Department continuously do research for new knowledge in all fields of human health. Due to the active, committed teaching, even recent graduates can provide excellent treatment quality.  The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients.

In the University Hospital Cologne You will receive a good care. The team of doctors and the medical staff will support You during the recovery process from the first appointment and up to the outpatient treatment after the hospitalization. During your hospital stay many employees work day after day, hand in hand in order to make Your hospital stay as nice as possible.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.