Heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure are just some of the widespread cardiovascular conditions. They are due either to genetic factors or to high-risk lifestyle choices such as smoking, a lack of exercise or an unhealthy diet. Because of the large number of life-threatening conditions involving the heart and blood vessels, cardiovascular diseases these days are sadly the number one cause of death worldwide.
In Hamburg, these complex and dangerous medical conditions are dealt with by numerous highly-specialized cardiologists, vascular specialists and heart surgeons. They use non-invasive and invasive diagnostic and treatment methods to care for their cardiology patients, be they adults or children. Some of the city’s hospitals have specialized in particularly serious cases and offer not only basic cardiology care but also complicated procedures such as heart valve replacement, artificial heart operations and heart transplants.
Even high-tech medicine needs a human face.
Prof. Dr. Andreas van de Loo
Chief cardiology physician
We are delighted to be able to offer all our patients a wide range of highly effective and also innovative therapy options in cardiac medicine. This allows us to treat the patients entrusted to our care in the same way we would our own family members.
Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Heinz Kuck
Chief physician in cardiology, Asklepios St. Georg
Our hospital offers the latest technologies and best possible patient care around the clock.
Dr. med. Ralph-Uwe Mletzko
Chief physician in internal medicine II, Asklepios Klinik Nord
Our patients benefit from the long years of experience my team and I have in both invasive and conservative diagnostics and therapy.
Dr. Peter Kremer
Director of physician at the Cardiology Clinic
Our heart surgery department boasts outstanding expertise, particularly in the provision of complete arterial bypass treatment without heart-lung machine and in the reconstruction of heart valves
Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich-Christian Rieß
Chairman Albertinen Cardiovascular Centre
Director of the Heart Surgery Clinic
We offer diagnosis and treatment of all cardiovascular conditions for adults and children and also treat extremely complicated high-risk cardiac conditions, as well as performing heart, lung and combined heart-lung transplants. In addition, we specialize in minimally invasive treatment procedures.
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Hermann Reichenspurner
Medical director of the University Heart Centre
Our patients profit from the fact that the range of options for treating cardiac insufficiency has widened significantly in recent years.
Prof. Dr. Herbert Nägele
Head of the Department for Cardiac Insufficiency and Device Therapy
Particularly gentle interventional procedures allow us to help even those patients for whom surgery constitutes too high a risk.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Schofer
Head of the Department for the Percutaneous Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease
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