Special Clinical Focus

  • Heart catheter
  • Pacemaker
  • Pulmonary vein isolation
  • Stent treatment
  • Aortic valve implantation
  • Internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

About us

The services offered by the department comprise all established medication and catheter-based or device-based therapeutic methods for cardiovascular diseases as well as those available in the context of clinical trials. One special focus area is the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation, as well as simple and complex coronary lesions via stenting. In 2009, almost 5,000 inpatients were treated altogether, making our department one of the largest in Northern Germany.

In 2008, a new focus area was added: aortic and mitral valve disorders can nowadays be treated rather gently by percutaneous, transcatheter treatment which permits heart valve interventions without open heart surgery.

Two new therapeutic methods were established in 2010: Transcatheter closure of the atrial auricle for patients with atrial fibrillation in order to replace Marcumar treatment as well as the denervation of the renal arteries for patients with high blood pressure.

In order to ensure the best care for seriously sick patients, the department is equipped with 18 intensive care beds and beds with ventilator assistance. Our emphasis is the treatment of cardiological high risk patients suffering from heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias after complex interventions and heart failure.

In the cardiological outpatient clinic, all areas of non-invasive cardiology are covered. It is equipped with modern technology and offers all possibilities of cardiological functional examinations.

Additional focus points are the specialty outpatient clinics for the following clinical pictures: heart failure, heart valve defects and cardiac arrhythmias. Due to a close cooperation with the Departments of Heart Surgery, Neurology, Angiology and Diabetology, patients with complex clinical pictures can be treated on an interdisciplinary level.

Diagnostic Services

  • Electrophysiology study (EP study)
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Ablation techniques
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Fractional flow reserve (FFR)
  • Cardiac CT, non-invasive
  • Invasive diagnostics for ischemia (IVUS + FFR)
  • Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram (TTE / TEE)
  • Stress-echocardiography combined with strain rate imaging
  • Duplex sonography of the peripheral vessels
  • Thrombin injections for pseudo aneurysms
  • 3D-echocardiography
  • Cardiac magnetic field imaging (MFI)

Therapeutic Services

  • Isolation of the pulmonary veins
  • Ventricular tachycardias (VT)
  • Supraventricular tachycardias (SVT)
  • Transcatheter closure of the atrial auricle via plug
  • Catheter-based treatment of coronary heart disease (stenting)
  • Denervation of the renal arteries
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Implantation of aortic valves
  • Mitral insufficiency
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers and internal cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD)
  • Cardiac contractility modulation (CCM)
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Acute treatment of cardiac emergencies
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Other services

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Heart failure
  • Tachycardia
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Mitral insufficiency
  • Mitral stenosis


Airports near

  • Airport Hamburg9,8 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Hauptbahnhof Hamburgca. 30 km

Additional staff

PD Dr. med.
Christian Sohns


PD Dr. med.
Edda Bahlmann

Kardiologische Intensivmedizin

PD Dr. med.
Alexander Ghanem

Leitender Oberarzt, stellv. Chefarzt
Leitung Herzkatheterlabore

Dr. med.
Jacobus Reiners

Herzkatheteter, Angiologie

Dr. med.
Christian Frerker

Leitung Interventionelle Klappentherapie

Dr. med.
Amar Ujeyl

Leitung Herzinsuffizienz

Leitung EPU-Labore
Andreas Metzner


Dr. med.
Feifang Ouyang

Senior Consultant, Head of Electrophysiology Lab

Dr. med.
Felix Kreidel

Head of Echocardiography, Outpatient Clinic and Chest Pain Unit

Dr. med.
Hendrik van der Schalk

Senior Consultant, Head of Intensive Care

Dr. med.
Tobias Toennis

Head of Pacemaker / Defibrillator / Magnetic Field Imaging (MFI) / Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) / Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)

Dr. rer. nat.
Kai Jaquet

Head of Stem Cell Unit