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.
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