The German Heart Institute Berlin was certified according to the criteria of the Cooperation for Transparency and Quality in Health Care (KTQ) until November 2020. The independent association evaluates the patient and employee orientation, the communication and information system as well as the risk and quality management of the participating clinics within the framework of extensive testing procedures and is one of the most important certification institutions in the health care system. The DHZB has successfully passed the examinations for the renewal of the three-year certificate five times. In view of the forthcoming unification of the cardiac medicine capacities of the DHZB and the Charité, the aim is now to achieve joint quality certification according to DIN/ISO criteria.

Seal heart failure

In several years of cooperation, the DHZB, the Clinic for internal medicine with focus on cardiology and theClinic for paediatrics with focus on cardiology at the Campus Virchow Clinic of the Charité Hospital has developed an interdisciplinary concept for the joint coordinated care of patients with severe heart failure.
Thanks to bundled experience, expertise and state-of-the-art technical equipment in the immediate vicinity, the entire portfolio of the best possible diagnostics and therapy can be offered here.

Here you can find further information....

Seal additional qualification cardiac MRT

MRI has been used at the DHZB since 1996, and since then the clinic has played a leading role in the development of this diagnostic method in the field of heart medicine.
The "CMR-Academy" was founded as a subsidiary of the DHZB as early as 2001 in order to impart the broadly diversified specialist knowledge at our hospital in individually tailored courses to radiologists, cardiologists and nuclear medicine specialists from all over the world. As one of only a few centres nationwide, our clinic was certified as a training centre for cardiac MRI examinations by the German Society for Cardiology (DGK) in 2015.

Further information on magnetic resonance imaging at the DHZB...

Special Rhythmology

As early as July 2014, the Clinic for Internal Medicine - Cardiology at the DHZB was one of the first clinics in Germany to be awarded the seal of approval by the German Society of Cardiology as a place to obtain the additional qualification "Special Rhythmology"". The requirements include the regular implantation of all active heart rhythm implants as well as the regular performance of all forms of catheter ablation. This must be demonstrated with corresponding case numbers (e.g. at least 250 electrophysiological procedures, at least 100 pacemaker implants, at least 40 ICD and 15 CRT implants). The corresponding specialised experience of at least two medical specialists must also be documented. With more than 200 pacemaker implantations and well over 400 electrophysiological examinations annually, the DHZB is one of the leading rhythmological centres in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Interventional Cardiology

Since September 2018, the Clinic for Internal Medicine - Cardiology at the DHZB has been certified as a training centre for the additional qualification "Interventional Cardiology". The prerequisite for this is, in addition to a broad spectrum and a high number of non-invasive and invasive examinations, the qualification of supervisors.

Further information about the certificate...

TAVI Certificate

In view of the constantly growing TAVI figures, the German Society for Cardiology - Heart and Circulation Research has defined detailed quality standards to ensure high-quality, standardised care for TAVI patients in Germany.
Extensive criteria for indication, process and structural quality have been defined, according to which interested clinics and hospitals can apply for certification as "TAVI Centre- DGK certified".

Further information about our TAVI programme...

Hypertension Centre

30 million people in Germany alone suffer from high blood pressure, known as arterial hypertension. Our clinic has the expertise as well as the space and equipment to provide optimum care for hypertension patients. This is why we have been awarded the certificate "Certified Hypertension Centre DHL" by the German Hypertension League e.V. DHL.

Further information about hypertension...


Additional qualification heart failure

The additional qualification Heart Failure, awarded to the DHZB Clinic for Internal Medicine Cardiology, certifies a qualification process for specialised cardiological skills in heart failure in Germany. Acute and chronic heart failure is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite recent successes in therapy, the prevalence continues to rise and heart failure is now the most common reason for hospitalisation in Germany.

More information...


Additional qualification in cardiac computer tomography

As one of only three centres in northern and eastern Germany and as the only centre in Berlin, the DHZB has been accredited by the German Society of Cardiology (DGK) as a "Centre for the Additional Qualification in Cardiac Computer Tomography" since November 2019. This entitles the clinic to train cardiologists as certified experts in the field of cardiac CT according to the guidelines defined by the DGK.

More information...


National EMAH Centre

Since 2011, our clinic has been certified as a national centre for the care of adults with congenital heart defects (EMAH).

Further information about our EMAH centre...

Chest Pain Unit

Our clinic has a Chest Pain Unit certified by the German Society for Cardiology. The aim of the CPU is to quickly clarify and treat patients with acute and unclear chest pain. The aim of the Chest Pain Unit is to reduce (infarct) mortality, shorten the length of stay and reduce costs.

Further information about the Chest Pain Unit...

"Action clean hands"

The DHZB is awarded a certificate for high quality standards in hand disinfection as part of the "Clean Hands Campaign".

Further information about the certificate...

Certificate of the Initiative Medizin Online

The German Heart Institute Berlin has been successfully certified by the Initiative Medizin Online (imedON). The site is characterised by particularly patient-friendly information.

Further information about the certificate...