Albertinen Heart and Vascular Centre Hamburg

Albertinen Heart and Vascular Centre

Specialists in Cardiosurgery, Cardiology and Vascular Surgery
Hamburg, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Chest Pain Unit
  • Supraregional Heart Insufficiency Centre
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Cardiac Anesthesia

Medical Range


Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Doppler and Duplex Sonography
  • Seal Pressure Measurement
  • Digital Subtraction Angiography
  • Electrophysiological Examination (EPU)
  • 12-channel ECG, Long-Term ECG and Long-Term Blood Pressure Measurement, Ergometry
  • Echocardiography: Transthoracic (TTE), Transoesophageal (TEE), Stress, Contrast and 3D Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Cardio-MRI)
  • Coronary CT (in Close Cooperation with Radiology)
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Spiroergometry
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Sleep Apnea Test
  • Right Heart Catheter Examination
  • Event Recorder
  • Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator (ICD) Interrogation
  • Telemedical Monitoring of Pacemaker/ICD Devices (Home Monitoring)
  • MR-Angiographie (in Cooperation with Radiology)
  • CT-Angiographie (in Cooperation with Radiology)


Range of Therapeutic Services

Cardiac Surgery

  • Bypass Surgery without Heart-Lung Machine
  • Heart Valve Reconstruction and Heart Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Rhythm Surgery
  • Cardiac Tumors and Tumor Diseases of Adjacent Organs
  • Congenital Heart Defects in Adults and as Part of the Pro Bono Project "Heart Bridge"


  • Coronary Heart Disease (Coronary Interventions including Stent Implantation, Red Ablation and CTO-PCI)
  • Chest Pain Unit (CPU)
  • Heart Valve Injury incl. Endocarditis
  • Supraregional Heart Insufficiency Centre
  • Pacemaker and Defibrillator (ICD) Therapy
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Electrophysiological Investigation (EPU) and Ablation
  • Atrial Ear (LAA) Occluder and Persistent Foramen Oval (PFO) Occluder Implantation

Vascular Surgery

  • Chronic Circulatory Disorders of the Legs
  • Acute Occlusion Processes of Extremities’ Arteries
  • Aneurysms and Dissections of Thoracic, Abdominal and Pelvic Arteries
  • Constrictions and Occlusions of Carotid Arteries
  • Acute and Chronic Occlusion processes of Renal and Visceral Arteries in Circulatory Disorders of Kidneys and Gastrointestinal Tract
  •  Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Surgery (Creation of Access Points for Dialysis)

About Albertinen Heart and Vascular Centre

The Heart and Vascular Centre of the Albertinen Hospital in Hamburg specializes in the diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular diseases, offering its patients cardiac and vascular medicine at the highest level.

Cardiac Surgery: State-of-the-Art Heart Surgery Directed by Head Physician Prof. Dr Rieß

On top of offering latest surgical procedures and minimally invasive operation techniques, heart specialist Prof. Dr Rieß and his team at the Heart Center Hamburg additionally enable cardiac surgery without the use of a heart-lung machine. Another specialty of Prof. Rieß and his team is complete arterial bypass surgery. For this procedure, only breast arteries are used which function as a bypass vessel around a stenosis of the heart, and thus eliminate a lack of blood supply to the heart. This intervention occurs without the use of a heart-lung machine. It therefore reduces the neurological complication rate and the patient's blood consumption.

Cardiology: Comprehensive Diagnostics and Therapy of Heart Diseases

Prof. Dr Sydow is Head Physician of the Cardiology Clinic at the Albertinen Heart and Vascular Center. With his team of experts, he offers a comprehensive, modern range of cardiological diagnostics and therapies.

With the Department of Heart Failure and Device Therapy, the clinic has established a special focus on the treatment of patients with pronounced cardiac insufficiencies. The Department of Electrophysiology at the Clinic for Cardiology offers most modern and highly complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Vascular Surgery: Experts in Vascular Diseases

Pronounced vascular changes such as stenoses or aneurysms can turn into life-threatening hazards. The team of experts in vascular and endovascular surgery headed by vascular specialist Dr Kock treat these endangerments at the highest level. The incisions can be performed minimally invasive or by so-called hybrid procedures. During those surgeries, hybrid open operations on the vascular system are combined with endovascular methods.

In abdominal aortic aneurysms, individually fabricated stent prostheses represent a modern option for vascular surgery. These specific prostheses are used to treat complicated aneurysms which cannot be administered with conventional prosthetic devices.

The experienced doctors of the Cardiovascular Centre do not only therapy aneurysms but also other vascular diseases such as chronic circulatory disorders of the legs (PAVK). During this treatment, stenosed vessels of the legs are attended by catheter-assisted balloon dilatation, stent implantation or a bypass system.

For further information, please visit the Heart and Vascular Center website


Medical Team

Cardiac Surgery

  • Prof. Dr Friedrich-Christian Rieß
    Head Physician
  • Prof. Dr J. Schofer
    Chief Physician
    Department of Percutaneous Treatment of Heart Valve Diseases
  • Dr C. Löwer
    Chief Physician
    Department of Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Dr L. Hansen
    Chief Senior Physician Cardiac Surgery
  • S. Winkel
    Chief Senior Physician Cardiac Surgery
  • J. Stripling
    Chief Senior Physician Cardiac Surgery
  • Dr W. Neckel
    Chief Senior Physician Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Dr G. Horoschun
    Chief Senior Physician Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit


  • Prof. Dr Karsten Sydow
    Head Physician
  • PD Dr Korff Krause
    Chief Senior Physician
  • Prof. Dr H. Nägele
    Chief Physician Department of Heart Failure and Device Therapy
  • Dr Thomas Zerm
    Chief Physician Department of Electrophysiology

Vascular Surgery

  • Dr Lars Kock
    Head Physician
  • Dr Homam Osman
    Ltd. Senior Physician


Hamburg Central Station 9 km
Hamburg Airport 14 km

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Albertinen Heart and Vascular Centre

Albertinen Hospital
Süntelstraße 11a, D-22457 Hamburg

T: +49 40 55 88 2847
F: +49 40 55 88 2110


Cardio Surgery Prof. Dr Rieß
Monday - Friday by telephone agreement

Cardiology Prof. Dr Sydow
By phone registration

Vascular Surgery Dr Kock
Daily 8:00 - 16:00 o'clock
Private Consultation Thursday 8:00 - 16:00 o'clock

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