University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany

Department of Cardiology and Angiology (Department of Internal Medicine III)

Stefan Frantz

Prof. Dr. med.

Stefan Frantz

Specialized in: cardiology, angiology

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Klinische Schwerpunkte

  • Herzinsuffizienz
  • Interventionelle Kardiologie
  • Akutes Koronarsyndrom
  • Metabolismus und Herz
  • Intensivmedizin

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

  • HerzinsuffizienzHeilung, Remodeling
  • Aktivierung des Immunsystems nach Myokardinfarkt
  • Ischämie- / Reperfusionsschaden
  • Herz-Hirn-Interaktion


  • 1996-1997 Arzt im Praktikum an der Medizinischen Universitätsklinik Würzburg
  • 1998-2000 Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard, Medical School, Boston, USA. Molekularbiologie im Labor von Prof. Ralph Kelly mittels Forschungsstipendiums der DFG
  • 2000-2007 Assistenzarzt der Medizinischen Universitätsklinik Würzburg
  • 2005 Facharzt für Innere Medizin
  • 2006 Schwerpunktbezeichnung Kardiologie
  • 2006 Habilitation für das Fach Innere Medizin, Erteilung der Venia legendi und Ernennung zum Privatdozenten
  • 2007 Oberarzt Intensivstation
  • 2007 Zusatzbezeichnung Intensivmedizin
  • 2009 Diabetologe (DDG)
  • 2009 Leitung Notaufnahme und Aufnahmestation
  • 2010 Vorstandsmitglied und Wissenschaftlicher Direktor des Deutschen Zentrums für Herzinsuffizienz (DZHI) Würzburg
  • 2010 Stellvertretender Klinikdirektor Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
  • 2011 W2 Professur für „Translationale Forschung“
  • 2012 Vorstandsmitglied Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Klinische Forschung (IZKF) Würzburg
  • 2013 Arthur Weber Preis (höchstdotierter Ehrenpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie)
  • 2014 Direktor der Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/ Wittenberg

The chief physician of the Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) is Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Frantz. As the specialist in the field of internal medicine/cardiology, Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Frantz has a special qualification in such areas as heart failure, interventional cardiology, acute coronary syndrome. 

The range of medical services of the Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) covers all areas of maximum medical care, including interventional cardiology (e.g. treatment of acute coronary syndrome, treatment of heart valves and atrium with the use of such catheters as TAVI and Mitraclip, interventional rhythmology, including ablation, resynchronization systems) and highly specialized techniques of therapeutic intensive care (e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and subcutaneous heart support systems). 

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Cardiology, Angiology, Internal Intensive Care Medicine) employs not only the chief physician Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Frantz, but also 4 senior surgeons and two therapists/cardiologist, who provide the whole range of interventions for structural heart diseases. 

All kinds of coronary interventional techniques are available for emergency care and for the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction. The specialists of the Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle use a transradial access through the hand, when possible. Thus, the patient can get up right after the surgery and benefits from a small blood loss at the puncture site.

The Section of Angiology provides diagnosis and treatment of patients with all angiologic diseases.

Here are conducted the following procedures and examinations:

  • All ultrasound studies for diagnosis of vessels, including contrast-enhanced ultrasound
  • Determination of ankle-brachial index and tumor burden index
  • Arterial oscillography
  • Transcutaneous measurement of partial oxygen pressure
  • Treadmill ergometry 
  • Venous occlusion plethysmography
  • Capillary microscopy
  • Photoplethysmography
  • Determination of thickness of the intima-media complex of the carotid artery
  • Measurement of reactive hyperemia and vasodilation of the brachial artery
  • Assessment of dialysis fistulas
  • Screening for aortic aneurysm (enlargement of the abdominal aorta)

The main treatment focuses of the Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) are:

  • Invasive cariology
  • Coronary diagnosis and interventions on the coronary vessels
  • PFO closure
  • ASD closure
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Mitraclip
  • Intervensional closure of the arterial appendage 
  • Invasive electrophysiology
  • Internal intensive care
  • Non-invasive cardiac imaging
  • Angiology