Prof. - Arjang  Ruhparwar -  -

Prof. Dr. med. Arjang Ruhparwar

Specialist for Cardiac Surgery in Essen


Medical spectrum


  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cardiac insufficiency
  • Congenital cardiac disorder
  • Coronary heart disease


  • Cardiac catheter


  • Aneurysm surgery
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation, Maze surgery
  • Freestyle valves
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Cardiac valve replacement
  • Cardiac valve reconstruction
  • Cardiac pacemaker surgery
  • Heart transplantation
  • Aortic surgery
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Aortic stent
  • Mitral valve reconstruction
  • Transcatheter cardiac valve implantation
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation / TAVI

About us

The West German Heart Center Essen is one of the leading and most modern heart centers in Germany for the treatment of heart and circulatory diseases.
It is constructed according to the latest know-how and current requirements and equipped with cutting edge and the best medical facilities.

Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists work together under one roof in unparalleled close partnership. The Department for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is renowned internationally and is leading in the area of acquired cardiovascular diseases such as coronary bypass surgery, minimally invasive heart valve surgery, aortic surgery and heart and lung transplantion.
Our patients can expect not only an excellent and holistic medical treatment, but also a comfortable atmosphere with friendly human care. Therefore, it is of great importance for us to have a pleasant environment on the wards and in the patients' rooms. Safe cardiac surgery based on the latest scientific knowledge and close interdisciplinary collaboration with our fellow cardiologists is crucial to us.
This interdisciplinary structure guarantees independent decision making concerning the best possible patient treatment.

A highly qualified and highly motivated team of doctors, nurses and medical technical staff will take care of you continuously, with the aim of restoring your health and comfort as soon as possible.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • State of the art equipment in single and double bed rooms
  • Each bed has its own LCD color television with 16 programs and eight radio programs and a telephone with its own call number
  • Internet via WLAN
  • Cash machine at the main entrance
  • Patient library with 10,000 books
  • Accommodation service for relatives
  • Rooming-in (if requested)
  • Evangelical and catholic pastoral care
  • Ecumenical chapel
  • Social services to complement the care of doctors and nurses
  • Ecumenical hospital assistants