University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis (program ID: 101061)


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
  • 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
  • resting and exercise ECG
  • vessel elasticity measurement
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)​
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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