University Hospital Wurzburg

Würzburg, Germany

Myocarditis diagnosis (program ID: 225809)

Georg Ertl

Prof. Dr. med.

Georg Ertl

Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology and Angiology

Specialized in: cardiology, pulmonology, angiology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Akademischer und beruflicher Werdegang

  • Seit 1999 Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin und Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik, Univ. Würzburg
  • 1995 - 1998 Lehrstuhl Kardiologie, Fakultät für klinische Medizin Mannheim der Universität Heidelberg; Direktor der II. Medizinischen Klinik am Klinikum Mannheit
  • 1991 - 1994 Universitätsprofessor (C3), leitender Oberarzt
  • 1987 Kardiologe
  • 1986 Habilitation für das Fach Innere Medizin, Oberarzt
  • 1981 Wiss. Assistent, Medizinische Klinik Universität Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Kurt Kochsiek) Habilitation für das Fach Innere Medizin, Oberarzt
  • 1979 - 1980 Forschungsstipendium der DFG, Harvard Univ., Boston, USA (Eugene Braunwald)
  • 1975 - 1976 Wehrpflichtiger Stabsarzt
  • 1975 Promotion an der Med. Fak. Universität Mainz
  • 1974 - 1975 Medizinalassistent Mainz / Pfronten
  • 1968 - 1974 Studium Humanmedizin in Mainz und Graz 

Projektkoordination, Mitgliedschaft in Verbundprojekten (Auswahl)

  • Seit 2011 Sprecher des Kompetenznetzes Herzinsuffizienz
  • Seit 2010 Sprecher des Deutschen Zentrums für Herzinsuffizienz (Interdisziplinäres Forschungs- und Behandlungszentrum des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung, der Universität und des Universitätsklinikums Würzburg)
  • Seit 2006 Stellvertretender Sprecher des SFB 688 „Zell-Zellinteraktionen und Bildgebung im kardiovaskulären System“
  • 1999 - 2005 Sprecher des Sonderforschungsbereiches SFB 355 „Pathophysiologie der Herzinsuffizienz“

Funktionen in wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaften und Gremien (Auswahl)

  • 2011 - 2013 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie - Herzkreislaufforschung
  • 2009 - 2015 Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie-Herzkreislaufforschung
  • Seit 2008 Bayerischer Gesundheitsrat
  • 2008 - 2012 Sprecher des Fachkollegiums Medizin der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 2007 - 2008 Vorsitzender der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin
  • Seit 2006 Mitglied der Kommission zur Erstellung der Nationalen Versorgungsleitlinie Herzinsuffizienz“
  • Seit 2005 Mitglied des Wissenschaftlichen Beirates der Bundesärztekammer
  • 2005 - 2007 Vorsitzender der Kommission für klinische Kardiologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kardiologie-, Herz-, Kreislaufforschung
  • 2004 - 2008 Vorstandsmitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin
  • 2004 - 2008 DFG Fachkollegium Medizin, Sprecher der Sektion Herz-, Kreislauf
  • 2004 - 2006 Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Würzburg

Auszeichnungen und verliehene Mitgliedschaften (Auswahl)

  • Seit 2002 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 2000 Franz Loogen Preis
  • Seit 1992 Fellow der European Society of Cardiology
  • Seit 1992 Basic Science Council der American Heart Association
  • Seit 1988 Council of Basic Science of American Heart Association
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Medical Clinic I is mainly engaged in six areas of internal medicine, i.e. cardiology, intensive care, neurology, pulmonology, angiology; their research, teaching and care of patients with the relevant conditions. The clinic has 62 full-time positions and 20 externally funded places for researchers. The number of beds is 144 (including 24 beds in the ICU and 12 beds in the emergency department); each year, it treats about 7,500 hospital patients.

Emergency department annually receives about 6,600 outpatients, and numerous specialized outpatient units care for more than 12,000 patients. Medical Clinic I is included in the list of the recommended specialized clinics for cardiology according to the list of the best medical institutions compiled by FOCUS for 2016. The main service directions of the Medical Clinic I are diagnostics and treatment of coronary heart disease, diagnostics and treatment of pulmonary heart disease and diseases of pulmonary circulation, diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the arteries, arterioles, capillaries, veins, lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, diagnostics and treatment of hypertension, diagnostics and treatment of kidney diseases, endocrine, nutritional and metabolic disorders, respiratory diseases, as well as lung and cardiac arrhythmias.

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
  • lung function test (Spirometry)
  • resting and exercise ECG​
  • color doppler echocardiography
  • color doppler sonography of cerebral vessels
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure electrocardiogram
  • Holter monitoring (24h)
  • transesophageal echocardiography (tee)
  • nursing services
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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About hospital

University Hospital Wurzburg includes 19 departments with outpatient clinics, three independent clinics and four clinical institutions. It also comprises four experimentally-oriented institutes, or departments. The hospital is ranked 8th in the top list of the best medical institutions recommended by FOCUS in 2016.

Each year, approximately 57,000 patients receive qualified treatment in the hospital, and approximately 235,000 patients undergo outpatient treatment. The number of beds is 1430. Almost 40 clinical centers and numerous special consultation offices focus on the interdisciplinary and wide-ranging cooperation in the region.

Along with the University of Wurzburg, the University Hospital is considered one of the largest employers in the region, with more than 6,100 employees.

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.

Further details

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.