Prof. - Rainer Wessely - Cardiology -

Prof. Rainer Wessely

Specialist for Cardiology, Angiology, Prevention & precautions, Sleep medicine, Department of General Cardiology, Sports cardiology in Cologne

Prof. - Rainer Wessely - Cardiology -
For all questions relating to the heart, circulation, or blood vessels, Prof. Wessely is the right person to ask. Because diseases within this field can have severe consequences, this highly specialized doctor has placed particular value upon early detection of diseases through the development of HERzKULES, a leading preventative program that meets the highest international standards.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Cardiac disorders
  • Vascular disorders
  • Circulatory disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Aviation medicine

About us

Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Wessely is a remarkable cardiologist from Cologne. In 2013, he established the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine in Mediapark, Cologne, which immediately made headlines. With his highly specialized knowledge, he immediately put into place a holistic and comprehensive standard of care for his patients, with which he established equal standards. From prevention and comprehensive diagnoses to the most modern therapeutic methods and individualistic follow-ups ‒ you can find it all here. 

Early prevention is crucial to cardiovascular health. It is clear that prevention is much preferable to treatment. Despite how important professional prevention is, it still surprises most to learn the fact that more than half of all coronary, apoplexy, and circulatory illnesses can be prevented! 

For Prof. Wessely, the situation is clear: through a simple yet structured prevention program, triggering factors can be almost completely identified and treated with a targeted approach ‒ and thus many diseases can be avoided. He knows best that changes in cardiovascular health can creep up slowly and often go long unnoticed. Those who know if and to what extent deposits have formed within their blood vessels, and whether there is a possibility of atherosclerosis, stroke, or lung embolism, can understand the early warning signs. In the Information Age, acquiring knowledge of the health status and performance of one’s own body can lay the foundation for a long, healthy, and worry-free life. Assuming, of course, there is an uncomplicated, effective, and sustained program, and that safe and reliable information is delivered. 

Innovative Prevention Program: HERzKULES

Such a program already exists: In Cologne, many patients have already benefited from the development of this innovative and dedicated project that uses the most modern diagnostics to gently, painlessly, and safely identify pathological predispositions and to recognize the signs of early or preexisting diseases. This is true not only for cardiovascular diseases, but also for lung diseases. The name of this prevention program is HERzKULES, established by Prof. Wessely and his high-quality team.

When highly specialized doctors establish new methods with their expert knowledge, top-level standards ensure lasting changes. Through prevention with HERzKULES, it is possible to eliminate diseases while they are still in their preliminary stage. Furthermore, early detection ensures that effective treatments are possible and that the progression of many diseases can be prevented, thus giving patients a better chance at healing. 

Gentle, Painless, Safe: Exemplary Diagnostics

HERzKULES is unique in another respect: it provides appropriate plans for gentle medicinal prevention and reassurance not only for individuals and families, but it is also ideal for businesses and agencies. In this way, risks can be identified early, and, if necessary, therapeutic policies can be developed. 

Prof. Wessely’s team attaches great importance to giving individual recommendations for action in order to preserve the long-term health of the patients who have entrusted themselves to the center. So if you visit the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine in Mediapark, Cologne for occasional chest pain, lung problems without a clear cause, or an occasional “skipping” heartbeat you have certainly come to the right place. And any company whose managers are interested in the health of their employees are of course welcome to draw attention to the HERzKULES program there. 

Great Experience: Years Spent as Chief Physician

From prevention to aftercare, the medicinal range of services offered by Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Wessely and his team leave nothing to be desired. Patients can rely on the enormous expertise of an experienced specialist: Prof. Wessely specializes in internal medicine, cardiology, angiology, and specialized intensive care medicine. He was Chief Physician of internal medicine, cardiology, and angiology for several years. He specialized early on in the fields that have always fascinated him: the diagnosis and therapy of heart, vascular, and circulatory diseases ‒ and their prevention. 

When diagnosing and treating complex illnesses, the competent team around Prof. Wessely uses the entire range of state-of-the-art methods of cardiology and angiology. Considering only conservative therapies, the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine in Mediapark, Cologne uses all modern methods, from EKG to diverse kinds of echocardiography, ultrasound, and CT that generate optimal results according to international standards. Modern medications that can reduce the triggering factors of cardiovascular diseases are also included within the spectrum of conventional treatment methods. 

Highest Medical and Human Standards

Prof. Wessely and his colleagues cooperate with the University of Cologne both when it comes to operative therapy options and on an interdisciplinary basis. All of this fits perfectly within the goal of this renowned institution: always providing all services from a single source and with the highest medical and human standards. To reach this goal, the leading practicing doctors founded the CIKA ‒ the Center for Integrated Cardiology and Angiology. At this center, cardiovascular patients are provided with holistic, invasive, and conservative treatments based on the latest findings and on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. 

When it comes to Cologne’s Center for Cardiovascular Medicine in Mediapark, Prof. Wessely and his team use interventional therapies such as catheter-assisted procedures to repair the coronary arteries, the heart valves, or heart muscles to prevent the progression of diseases. These procedures are carried out by local doctors in cooperation with an inpatient facility that also uses only the most modern medical equipment. Surgical treatments can also be carried out at any time in productive and trustworthy collaboration with renowned clinics.

Also in Focus: Heart Failure

Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Wessely has another speciality: in addition to interventional cardiology, angiology, and internal intensive care medicine, he focuses on the treatment of heart failure. Among other things, Prof. Wessely specializes in the treatment of constrictions or total obstruction of coronary arteries and other arteries of the body, such as those in the legs. Prof. Wessely’s enormous clinical expertise has earned him numerous awards from organizations such as the German Cardiac Society and the German Society of Internal Medicine. He has also already received an award from the American Heart Association. 

Diagnostic Services

  • ECG, long-term ECG
  • Long-term blood pressure
  • Cardiogoniometry
  • Echocardiography
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Cardiac pacemaker and ICD check-ups
  • Cardiac check
  • Vascular check
  • Spiroergometry
  • Lung function test
  • Sleep apnoea screening
  • ABI (ankle-brachial index) measurement
  • Vascular duplex sonography
  • Vascular pulsoscillometry
  • Pulse wave velocity measurement
  • Augmentation index measurement
  • Capillary microscopy
  • Performance diagnostics
  • Examinations for fitness to fly

Therapeutic Services

  • Diagnostic catheter examination and therapeutic catheter procedures to coronary vessels and peripheral vessels (in particular, carotid, renal, abdominal arteries and arteries of the legs and arms)
  • Balloon dilatation (PTAPTCA, also using coated balloons)
  • Implantation of conventional and medication-coated stents (stent grafts), rotablation
  • Vascular imaging by means of ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Closure of septal defects, TASH
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers (1-, 2- and 3-chamber systems)*
  • Implantation of cardioverter defibrillators*
  • Implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators (CRT systems)*
  • Invasive electrophysiology*

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Care “from a single source”: prevention, diagnostics, conservative and minimally invasive (interventional) treatment, follow-up care (secondary prevention)



Mediapark Cologne Cardiac and Vascular Medical Centre and the Centre for Integrative Cardiology and Angiology (CIKA)

Im Mediapark 2
50670 Cologne

Phone: +49 221 46704140
Landline at local rates

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