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The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB, German Heart Institute Berlin) is a specialist center for heart treatment with a worldwide reputation for excellence.
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The guidelines of the European societies for heart surgery and cardiology, like the national guidelines for the treatment of chronic coronary artery disease, clearly recommend bypass surgery for patients with severe coronary disease. These guidelines are based on studies that showed advantages of the bypass operation over interventional therapy in terms of long-term survival, incidence of later myocardial infarction and the need for further procedures. However, these studies used the...
Blood clots (thrombi) can lead to strokes in patients with ventricular assist devices (VADs or “artificial hearts”). Sometimes these clots disrupt the function of the VAD pump (so-called pump thrombosis). In these cases the pump must be exchanged for a new one or, if this is not possible, a special maneuver is done to “wash out” the clot. This procedure is associated with an elevated risk of stroke. The VAD team at the DHZB has now successfully applied a catheter-based method to protect VAD...
At the Mitral Conclave, a US American professional meeting of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) devoted to the treatment of mitral valve disease and held at the end of April in New York, the DHZB team presented a new method for minimally invasive mitral valve reconstruction using three-dimensional endoscopy. This procedure, which is not yet available in the USA, is regularly followed at the DHZB for reconstruction of the mitral valve. With the aid of a special transmission...
Statement by the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin on the Acceptance for Thoracic Organ Transplantation of Patients from non-European Countries
The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB, German Heart Institute Berlin) possesses great expertise in the treatment of patients with terminal heart failure including transplantation of thoracic organs. The institution has not only the specially trained and experienced personnel but also the technical equipment, in particular cardiac support systems, necessary to respond to the emergency needs of patients with severe heart failure. If the criteria for transplantation are fulfilled and the...
- Prof. Volkmar Falk Introduced Himself and His Team
On the morning of October 1, his first working day as the new Medical Director of the DHZB, Prof. Falk first introduced himself to the media at a very well attended press conference. After all the interviews for press and television had been given, the staff of the DHZB were waiting in the White Hall for the next introductory meeting, which was also attended by the Executive Board. Here Prof. Falk also introduced the new members of his team – three senior physicians, one cardiologist who is...
10.09.2015 - Special event
Termin: Donnerstag, 10.09. – Sonntag, 13.09.2015
Ort: Bibliothek des Deutschen Herzzentrums Berlin
In the Spotlight
Connecting Heart and Lung
11th DHZB Lange Symposium 2015
The Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the DHZB
Here we present information about the Chest Pain Unit (CPU) of the DHZB, treatment standards of our institution for acute or subacute disease and the standards for selected processes.
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