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    Hearts for hearts

    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 Foundation

    The Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin is a civil-law foundation devoted exclusively to charitable purposes.

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    Our staff

    We are here for you. Our treatment is based on clinical and ethical principles and the highest standards of medical and nursing care.

Patients & Visitors

Hospital Stay

Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions, information on outpatient care and patient greeting cards.



Departments at the DHZB

At this point, you will find detailed information about our departments and their services.


Education and Careers

Top Medicine Needs Top Talent

Here you will find information on job vacancies, training and further education.



  • New Study Shows Superiority of Bypass Operation for Severe Coronary Artery Disease

    May 2015

    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…

  • DHZB Uses New Procedure for Neuroprotection in Patients with “Artificial Hearts”

    May 2015

    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…

  • DHZB Presents New Surgical Technique

    May 2015

    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

    May 2015

    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…

  • News of the New Number One

    Prof. Volkmar Falk Introduced Himself and His Team

    October 2014

    DHZB Aktuell

    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…


In the Spotlight

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    Pulmonary Atresia
    Connecting Heart and Lung

    11th DHZB Lange Symposium 2015

    Live Recordings...

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    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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    Competence Center for Grown-up Congenital Heart Patients (GUCH) at the DHZB

    DHZB Department for Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology officially certified as a supraregional GUCH Center.



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