With a total of almost 40000 open-heart procedures performed since 1976 the clinic is one of the leading cardiothoracic surgery centers in North Rhine-Westphalia. Within the entire scope of adult heart surgery the top areas are the modern bypass operations, heart valve repair and surgical interventions to treat cardiac rhythm disorders. A major effort has been made in the recent years to find effective methods of the end-stage heart failure management. This has resulted in the development of a comprehensive artificial heart support system.
Interventions on thoracic organs
Former head of the Clinic for Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, Germany
Professor emeritus, Dr. med.
Member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery