University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Aortic Coarctation Diagnosis (program ID: 101039)

Matthias Karck

Prof. Dr. med.

Matthias Karck

Department of Cardiac Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, cardio surgery

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The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital offers an excellent university medicine. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Karck. The Department provides treatment and aftercare to more than 2,500 patients every year. The main focuses of the Department include aortic surgery, heart transplants, minimally invasive techniques for bypass and heart valve surgery. For specific clinical cases all medical consultants of the Heidelberg University Hospital are available.

The Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital distinguishes itself due to the cutting-edge techniques and expert knowledge. The provided surgical services of the Department vary from minimally invasive bypass operations and heart valve surgery and up to vascular prosthesis and miniature artificial heart transplant.

The range of services includes the following focuses:

  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Thoracis vessel surgery
  • Arythmia surgery
  • Cardiac failure
  • Pediatric cardiosurgery

The higly qualified team of doctors under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Karck performs all operations using proven and reliable techniques. If necessary, the cardiopulmonary bypass is used. Since the end of 2009 the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital has had a hybrid operating room. There can be carried out a simultaneous two-stage treatment –angiography and operations – in the optimal hygienic conditions. Previously these procedures were performed in separate facilities. Therefore, every patient receives the best and the most effective treatment plan. 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • cardiological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram
  • holter monitoring (24h)
  • echocardiography or transesophageal echocardiography
  • nursing services
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this technique quickly for the patient. “In Scientia Salus” (healing through science) is the motto of the Heidelberg University Hospital. With 44 medical departments it has a good reputation for its treatment in Germany and throughout Europe.

The focus of the Heidelberg University are cancer treatment and the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the fields of transplantation medicine, neuroscience with psychosocial medicine, cardiovascular medicine, genetics and infectious diseases it is also at the leading digit.

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.