Special Clinical Focus

  • Surgical treatment of congenital cardiac defects
  • Surgical reconstruction of cardiac valves
  • Complex surgical procedures for univentricular heart (single-chambered heart)
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Ross procedure

About us

The german pediatric heart center Sankt Augustin is highly specialized in the treatment of congenital heart defects from neonates to adulthood.
The rarity and variety of congenital heart defects require collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange of highly skilled specialists in pre-natal medicine and human genetics, pediatric cardiology, cardio-anesthesiology, pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac surgery under one roof.
This idea was made possible by the new building of the german pediatric heart center Sankt Augustin (DKHZ), sponsored by generous contributions from parents' organizations and through government funding.

The heart Center has cutting edge medical technology, three operating theaters, a heart catheter laboratory, a large intensive care unit, two general nursing wards and a specialist outpatients clinic.
By virtue of its high quality and a wide range of diagnostic examinations carried out in house, and operations for the treatment of patients with congenital heart defects, for many years, the DKHZ has been among the highest performing in Europe (more than 500 operations per year).

Diagnostic Services

  • Echocardiography
  • CT/MRI
  • Chromosome analyses
  • ECG
  • Heart catheter
  • Barium meal: examination of the esophagus
  • Bronchoscopy: tracheal compression, malacia
  • Chest X-rays, if necessary also of abdomen, skull and sonography
  • Magnetic resonance tomography
  • Pulmonary stenosis

Therapeutic Services

  • Absent pulmonary valve syndrome
  • ALCAPA – Bland White Garland syndrome
  • Aortic coarctation
  • Aortic stenosis/insufficiency
  • Subvalvular aortic stenosis
  • Supravalvular aortic stenosis
  • Aortopulmonary window
  • Arterial switch operation for Transposition of the great arteries
  • Double switch operation for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD)
  • Double aortic arch, vascular ring/loop
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome – Norwood-Operation
  • Blalock-Taussig shunt
  • Pulmonary artery banding
  • Bidirectional glenn operation
  • Fontan operation – univentricular circulation
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Mitral stenosis, mitral insufficiency
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Pulmonary atresia with intact septum
  • Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and major aortopulmonary collaterals (MAPCAs)
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Truncus arteriosus communis
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Ventricular septal defect

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • International patient service
  • Rooming-in
  • VIP room
  • Accommodation for parents
  • Brothers and sisters looked after
  • Range of dishes from different countries
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Pediatric heart surgery

Other services

  • Congenital cardiac defects in the newborn and the infant
  • Congenital cardiac defects in adults
  • Congenital and acquired cardiac valve defects
  • D-Transposition of the great arteries (LVOTO, pulmonary stenosis)
  • L-Tanspostion of the great arteries


Airports near

  • Cologne/Bonn Airport18 km - approx. 12 minutes
  • Düsseldorf Airport81 km - approx. 50 minutes
  • Frankfurt am Main Airport146 km - approx. 40 minutes by ICE express train

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Bahnhof Sankt Augustinca. 30 km