Special Clinical Focus

  • Acquired heart disorders
  • Congenital heart disorders
  • Acute and chronic heart disorders

About us

Professor Cemil Özcelik has been the Chief Physician of the Department of Internal Medicine I – Cardiology at the Helios Hospital in Berlin Zehlendorf since April 1, 2018. The renowned specialist in internal medicine and cardiology specializes above all in the treatment of cardiac insufficiency and coronary heart disease and previously worked as the Chief Physician of the Department of Medicine I – Department of Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Diabetology at the VEST Miners’ Association Hospital in Recklinghausen. Approximately 1100 patients per year are treated by the heart specialist Prof. Özcelik and his team in the Department of Internal Medicine I – Cardiology at the Helios Hospital in Berlin Zehlendorf, which has two state-of-the-art cardiac catheter laboratories available for effective diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the highly qualified team, all forma of cardiac arrhythmia and their causes can be treated optimally with the aid of advanced technology, including cardiac current measurement by the Electrophysiology Section. Together with his colleagues and employees, Prof. Özcelik is available for his patients around the clock. The cardiologist collaborates closely with the Department of Intensive and Emergency Care for cardiac patients with life-threatening cardiac conditions. At the same time, a mobile heart-lung-machine is available for the Department of Cardiology, which is employed to support the circulation or during necessary transportation. An intraaortal balloon pump (IABP), which is used to prevent cardiogenic shock, is also available to support an insufficient heart action. The consistent expertise of the entire team of cardiologists under Prof. Özcelik ensures the optimal treatment for life-threatening conditions in heart patients. Prof. Özcelik holds an APL Professorship at Charité University Medicine, Berlin and, as one of his latest projects, together with the Oskar Helene Home Trust, he would like to investigate the risk factors for a cardiac infarction in the Berlin population scientifically. The Helios Emil von Behring Hospital is one of the most advanced medical centers in southwest Berlin. The hospital was formed by the amalgamation of three renowned Berlin hospitals, the Oskar Helene Home, the Heckeshorn Pulmonary Hospital and the Behring Hospital. The physicians treat approximately 25,000 in-patients annually, as well as approximately 55,000 out-patients.

Diagnostic Services

  • Coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention via radial (wrist) and femoral (inguinal) vascular access
  • Intravascular ultrasound and determination of the relevance of coronary stenoses by means of FFR (fractional flow reserve)
  • Myocardial biopsy for inflammatory cardiac muscle and storage disorders
  • Invasive electrophysiological examination
  • Imaging of the coronary vessels (coronary angiography) with vascular access via the wrist or the groin
  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, two established, rapid and painless techniques for the assessment of the vascular wall of the coronary arteries
  • Infrared light-based technique (optical coherence tomography, OCT)
  • Measurement of the blood flow reserve, to localize constrictions in the coronary vessels
  • Left and right heart catheter examination, including imaging of the cardiac chambers (ventriculography)
  • Electrophysiological examination
  • Detailed discussion of findings
  • Clinical examination

Therapeutic Services

  • 365 days per year, 24-hour cardiac catheter standby
  • Interventional treatment of all coronary heart disease complexities using all advanced procedures and techniques
  • Application of mechanical circulatory support systems (Life-Bridge, Impella) in critical circulatory situations
  • Interventional closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects, left atrial appendage occlusion for cerebrovascular accident prophylaxis
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators and resynchronization (CRT) and contractility modulating (CCM) pacemaker systems
  • Percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVI) and mitral valve reconstruction (Mitra-Clip) in collaboration with the Charité and the Helios Hospital, Berlin-Buch
  • Measurement of the hemodynamics of the systemic and pulmonary circulation (including pharmacological testing)
  • Invasive electrophysiological examination and treatment of all forms of cardiac arrhythmia
  • Percutaneous catheter technique for acute or chronic coronary heart disease
  • Implantation of vascular supports (stents), also medication-releasing stents (drug-eluting stents – DES)
  • Expansion (dilatation) with medication-coated balloon catheters (drug-eluting balloon – DEB)
  • Rotablation interventions for severely calcified blood vessels: calcium deposits in the blood vessel are removed using a pressure-operated microdrill
  • Aortic and mitral valvuloplasty
  • Closure of congenital defects of the atrial septum (PFO and ASD) and the ventricular septum (VSD)
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion for bleeding complications under oral anticoagulation therapy
  • Pericardial puncture and insertion of pericardial drainage

Surgical insertion of:

  • Cardiac pacemakers
  • Defibrillators (ICD)
  • Cardiac resynchronization systems (CRT)
  • Cardiac contractility modulators (CCM)
  • Event recorders

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Comfortable, high-quality furnished single or two-bed rooms
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels and a body care pack
  • Patients can use the telephone and television with no base fee
  • Internet access and DVD/CD player in every room
  • Daily newspaper and TV magazine
  • Gourmet menus, a variety of culinary extras
  • Minibar with alcohol-free beverages and snacks
  • Patient newsletter, HELIOS aktuell
  • Cafeteria
  • Pastoral counseling and Social Service
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Cardiology

Other services

  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Changes in the coronary vessels, the cardiac valves or the heart muscle
  • Vascular calcification (arteriosclerosis)
  • Acute or chronic coronary heart disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • AV node reentry tachycardia (AVNRT)
  • Rapid cardiac arrhythmias
  • Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal tachycardia
  • Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter