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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Department of General and Interventional Cardiology


Stefan Blankenberg

Prof. Dr. med.

Stefan Blankenberg

Specialized in: general and interventional cardiology

The chief physician of the Department of General and Interventional Cardiology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Blankenberg. His main research activity areas include diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infraction, study of cardiovascular genomics, individualized cardiovascular medicine.

The Department of General and Interventional Cardiology has gained recognition all around the world due to its achievements in the field of diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The spectrum of services of the Department, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Blankenberg, includes all noninvasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic cardiologic techniques, including the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, valvular heart diseases and lesions of the heart muscle.

The Department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf provides treatment for cardiac arrhythmias (focus on electrophysiology). The Center has all available methods of cardiac diagnosis. The clinical practice is constantly completed by the latest scientific and research achievements. Thus, clinical experience is analyzed from the scientific point of view and is considered in the development of treatment strategies.

The main treatment focuses of the Department of General and Interventional Cardiology under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Blankenberg are:

  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
  • Structural heart diseases
    • TAVI
    • MitraClip
    • Mitral valve stenosis
    • Bioprosthesis degeneration
    • Atrial septal defect (ASD)
    • Persistent foramen ovale
  • Heart failure and heart transplant
  • Imaging diagnosis of the heart
  • Chest Pain Unit
  • Genetically caused cardiovascular diseases
    • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiac storage diseases (Farby disease)
    • Marfan syndrome
    • Bicuspid aortic valve
    • Loeys-Dietz syndrome
    • Familial aortic syndrome 



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