Welcome to the Cardiology Department of the German Heart Centre

The Deutsches Herzzentrum München (German Heart Centre Munich) is one of the leading centres for cardiac care in Germany and Europe. The cardiology department brings together specialists for treatment of vascular diseases of the heart and the peripheral arterial beds (stent implantation), specialists for disorders of the heart rhythm and heart valves, as well as specialists for treatment of heart failure and hypertension.

We see ourselves as part of the heart team of the German Heart Centre, which we form together with our colleagues from cardiac surgery, specialized radiologists, intensive care physicians, pediatric cardiologists and specialists for congenital heart defects in the adult. 

The number of therapeutic interventions, e.g. implantations of stents into the coronary arteries (>2000 per year), implantations of aortic valves (>300 per year), implantation of pacemakers and internal defibrillators (>600 per year), and corrections of the mitral valve (MitraClip) show rapidly increasing numbers. Moreover, the department is the largest in Southern Germany in terms of catheter-based treatment of cardiac arrhythmias (about 1.200 ablations therapies per year). Altogether these interventions constitute about half of the procedures performed at our Centre every year.

For treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes or myocardial infarctions our teams are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. The average time elapsing between arrival of a myocardial infarction patient in the clinic and successful reopening of the occluded vessel is less than 70 minutes.

For most cardiac diseases we offer specialized outpatient clinics as well as special forms of treatment on our wards, highly modern catheterization laboratories and operation rooms.

Scientifically our Centre is one of the most successful within Germany, which has been awarded by the Federal Government with our membership in the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research. Our research addresses treatment of acute coronary syndromes (unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction), cardiac arrhythmias as well as basic research on molecular and genetic causes of atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction.

On the following pages we wish to introduce the values for which we stand. While the Internet cannot replace your interaction with our physicians, nurses and technicians, it may to encourage you to get in touch with us. You will find your partner for treatment of any heart disease under the pages „Contact“ and „Team“. The latter will introduce our specialists for any field of cardiac conditions.

I am looking forward to meeting you,

yours sincerely,

DHM Unterschrift Prof. Dr. med. H. Schunkert

Medical Director of the DHM