Heart Clinic Lucerne: PD Dr Fröhlich and PD Dr Herzog

Heart Clinic Lucerne
PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog
Specialists in Cardiology
Lucerne, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Chest pain, angina pectoris, coronary heart disease, and heart attack – clarification with heart catheter examination (stent implantation, FFR)
  • Cardiac insufficiency (= heart failure)
  • Heart valve diseases (e.g. aortic valve stenosis, mitral valve insufficiency)
  • arrhythmias
  • hypertension
  • Check-up and performance tests for athletes

Medical Range

Diagnostic services
(partly in cooperation with the Centre for Heart Imaging at the Hirslanden Clinic in St. Anna)

  • Ergometry
  • Long-term blood pressure measurement, long-term ECG
  • 2D/3D echocardiography, stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography
  • Specific heart imaging (CT, MRI, nuclear cardiology, hybrid imaging)
  • Heart catheter (intracoronary imaging, pressure wire measurement)
  • Right heart catheter
  • Myocardial biopsy
  • Pacemaker/defibrillator checks
  • Implantation of event recorders

Therapeutic services
(in cooperation with the Hirslanden Clinic in St. Anna)

  • Balloon dilatation and stent implantation
  • Complex interventions of the coronary vessels (main stem intervention, rotablation, Impella cardiac support systems)
  • Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (TAVI)
  • Cardioversion treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

About the Heart Clinic – Cardiology in Lucerne, Seetal, and Kriens

Hope for heart diseases

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Presentation of the Heart Clinic. The heart specialists PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog treat patients with highly specialised, cardiological therapy concepts.

The Heart Clinic Lucerne with heart specialists PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog offers its patients individual care of the highest medical quality. Patients are always at the center of attention and actively involved in developing a therapy concept adapted to their respective needs and diseases. The expertise and empathy of the medical team enhance the best possible recovery.

The range of services at the Heart Clinic Lucerne covers the entire field of heart diseases. Each cardiologist also has his unique speciality so patients can be offered highly specialized medicine at the highest level. The physicians at the Heart Clinic Lucerne treat their patients according according to latest scientific findings using the most modern methods.

Special Heart Imaging – Non-Invasive 3D Images of the Heart

In order to avoid unnecessary interventions on the heart, patients are also examined non-invasively with the latest technology such as computer tomography or magnetic resonance imaging if the need arises. This allows accurate 3D images of the heart and especially the coronary arteries to be produced in the gentlest way. It is also possible to take exact blood flow measurements in the heart muscle without the need for invasive surgery. A cardiac catheter examination is carried out only if these examinations reveal signs of narrowing of the coronary arteries.

Cardiac Catheterisation – Interventions on the Heart through the Keyhole

A cardiac catheter examination is carried out for a precise imaging and treatment of the coronary vessels. A local anaesthetic is applied to the right wrist, and the artery is punctured there. A general anaesthetic is not necessary because the operation is not painful. A thin tube (= heart catheter) is then advanced from the artery at the wrist to the heart. Contrast medium is then injected directly into the coronary arteries, and an X-ray image is made. This allows narrow spots in the blood vessels of the heart to be identified with high precision. The diagnostic cardiac catheter examination takes only about 10–15 minutes. A pressure bandage is then left in place for approx. 4–5 hours. If constrictions are found during a cardiac catheter examination, these can be removed in the same session using a stent.

Stents – how the Lucerne Heart Clinic supports the vessels

A constriction or obstruction in one of the coronary arteries leads to a circulatory disorder in the affected area. This sometimes has serious consequences for the heart. The stent opens and supports the vessel from the inside, thereby allowing normal blood circulation. A stent is individually selected for each patient. The diameter and length depend on the affected vessel. When implanting the vascular support, which consists of a wire mesh, the vessel is first dilated with a balloon catheter (balloon dilatation). The balloon is then removed. What remains is the wire mesh inside the vessel.

Inpatient stays are at the Hirslanden Klinik St. Anna, one of the most comfortable private clinics in Switzerland with a wonderful view of Lake Lucerne. Patients are cared for by the well-known team of doctors.

The Lucerne Heart Clinic is also a reliable partner for chronic diseases such as heart failure (= cardiac insufficiency) and is there for you even in difficult situations.

Further information is available on the website of the Heart Clinic Lucerne.


Curriculum Vitae

PD Dr Georg Fröhlich

2016 Heart Clinic Lucerne
2015 Dissertation, habilitation, and teaching position at Charité, Berlin
Since 2014    Senior physician for interventional cardiology (especially TAVI) at Charité University Hospital of Berlin, Benjamin Franklin Campus
2012–2014    Interventional cardiologist in London (University College of London) and at the Leeds General Infirmary (largest English TAVI centre)
2012 Specialist Physician for Cardiology FMH Cardiology
2010–2012       Junior doctor for cardiology at the University Hospital of Zurich Research stay for cardiac insufficiency at the University of Columbus/Ohio (US) with Dr William Abraham
2010 Specialist Physician for Internal medicine FMH
2007–2009    Junior doctor for internal medicine at the University Hospital of Zurich
2004–2006    Junior doctor at the German Heart Centre of Munich
1996–2003     Medical studies in Vienna (Austria)
Dissertation: “Evaluation of the biocompatibility of a novel stent polymer in porcine coronary arteries”


PD Dr Bernhard Herzog

2016 Heart Clinic Lucerne
2016 Cardiac Device Specialist Level I (EHRA)
2015 Habilitation and lectureship in heart imaging and cardiology at the University of Zurich
2012–2015 Transthoracic/transesophageal echocardiography Level III certification (ESC)
Cardiac computed tomography Level III certification (SCCT)
Nuclear Cardiology Level III Certification (CBNC)
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Level III Certification (SCMR)
2014–2015   Senior physician in cardiology at the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen and senior physician in cardiac imaging (CT/MRI/NUK) at the University Hospital of Zurich
2012–2013 Fellowship in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Echocardiography at the University of Leeds, England
2011 Specialist Physician for Cardiology FMH
2007–2012   Junior doctor in cardiology and cardiac imaging at the University Hospital of Zurich
2005–2007    Junior doctor for internal medicine at the cantonal hospital in Aarau
2005 Dissertation at the University of Ulm/Case Western Reserve University, US: “Increased in vivo frequency of IA-2 peptides reactive IFNgamma+/IL-4- T cells in type 1 diabetic subjects”
1998–2005 Medical studies at the University of Ulm, Germany

Medical Team

  • PD Dr. Georg Fröhlich
    PD Dr Georg Marcus Fröhlich
    Co-owner of practice
  • PD Dr. Bernhard Herzog
    PD Dr Bernhard Alexander Herzog
    Co-owner of practice


Heart specialists in Lucerne in Checkup Health Magazine

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Presentation of the specialists for cardiology PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog in the Swiss health magazine


Lucerne Railway Station 2.3 km
Zürich Airport 63 km
Bern-Belp Airport 126 km

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Heart Clinic Lucerne
PD Dr Georg Fröhlich and PD Dr Bernhard Herzog

St. Anna-Str. 32, CH-6006 Lucerne

T: +41 41 510 12 64
F: +41 41 375 36 01


Monday through Friday
08:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–17:00 p.m.

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