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Outpatients of the

Department of Congenital Heart Disease – Pediatric Cardiology

Outpatient Department

Opening Hours:
(by appointment)
Mon to Fri 8 am to 4 pm
we prefer to get your request via Email if possible:


Telephone hours for appointments:
Mon to Fri 11 am to 2 pm

Tel +49 30 4593-2820


First Point of Contact for Patients

The diagnosis of a Congenital heart defect often brings with it many questions and worries for the patients and their relatives.

We want to offer them optimal medical care and respond to their individual concerns – if necessary, throughout their lifetime. We therefore place particular emphasis on care and advice for teenagers and adults with congenital heart defects. In addition to issues of medical treatment, questions always arise regarding schooling, choice of profession and the prospect of having one’s own children. We would like to help you with these questions.

Our outpatient department is the first port of call for patients and their families. They are welcomed and cared for by an experienced and committed team. Our treatment rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art methods of diagnosis. We also offer a number of special clinics, which will be explained here

Our Specialized Clinics:

For Patients with Fontan Circulation

Our Department has a standardized, comprehensive and elaborate program especially for the care of all patients who undergo surgery by the Fontan principle.
Here you can see detailed information on Fontan circulation and the operative and postoperative care we offer. We have special treatment concepts for the typical long-term complications such as cyanosis, protein-losing enteropathy or heart rhythm disturbances. We are also pleased to assist all Fontan patients who wish to consult us for the first time.

Special appointments for Fontan patients may be made in our outpatient department.

For Pacemaker Patients

One of the specialties of our Department is the treatment of heart rhythm disturbances with pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, in children and in those with congenital heart defects. We offer individually tailored therapy and up-to-the-minute treatment procedures. Our aim is a complication-free, lifelong response to the health needs of our patients.

Special appointments for pacemaker patients may be made in our outpatient department.

For Patients with Heart Failure

Simply put, heart failure means an inability of the heart to pump sufficient blood to the body. Heart failure has different causes and degrees of severity. The experienced doctors of our Department have at their disposal all possible methods for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. In the area of mechanical circulatory support, our Department is a world leader.

Special appointments for patients with heart failure may be made in our outpatient department.

For Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (elevated lung pressure) means raised pressure in the arteries leading from the heart to the lung. The right ventricle must pump the blood against this elevated pressure. As a result, the right ventricle may become damaged and congestion of the blood may occur. The causes and degrees of severity of this condition are manifold. The specialized doctors of our Department work with all the available means to diagnose and treat the disorder.

Special appointments for patients with heart failure may be made in our outpatient department.

For Children with Heart Transplants

Children with a donor heart need close and careful medical care by a team of specialists, especially in the first few years after the transplantation. Our team has many decades of experience in heart transplantation.

Special appointments for children with heart transplants may be made in our outpatient department.

The EMAH centre for adults with congenital heart defects

Since July 2011, the Clinic for Congenital Heart Defects - Pediatric Cardiology has been certified as a supra-regional EMAH centre for the care of adults with congenital heart defects.

Private Consultations with Prof. Berger

Prof. Berger is also pleased to offer private consultations.
Please contact our Outpatient Department for an appointment