Cardiology Berlin: Prof. Dr Hüseyin Ince

Prof. Dr Hüseyin Ince
Head of the Department of Cardiology
Specialist in Cardiology
Berlin, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Valvular heart disease (catheter-assisted repair of valvular insufficiency – especially using the MitraClip procedure)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia (ablation of all cardiac arrhythmias using the latest high-resolution 3D mapping technologies)
  • Coronary heart disease (angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome)
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Cardiac insufficiency (heart failure)
  • Inflammatory myocardial, pericardial and endocardial disease

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia, EP studies (electrophysiological studies)
  • Diagnostics for patients with heart failure (cardiac insufficiency)
  • Coronary angiography (coronary vessel imaging)

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Monitoring and adjustment of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators (ICDs), implantation of loop recorders (to assess cardiac arrhythmia and sudden loss of consciousness)
  • Interventional treatment (ablation, cardioversion) and drug treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, 3D mapping using high-resolution imaging, cryoablation, laser ablation
  • Treatment of patients with heart failure (cardiac insufficiency)
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) (dilatation of constricted coronary arteries using a balloon catheter)
  • Implantation of stents (vascular supports) into the coronary arteries
  • Catheter intervention to replace the aortic valve (TAVI)

About Prof. Dr Hüseyin Ince

Prof. Dr Hüseyin Ince is a specialist in cardiology and head of the Department of Internal Medicine – Cardiology and Conservative Intensive Care Medicine at the Vivantes Urban Hospital in Berlin. He is one of the leading heart specialists in Berlin.

The team working with Prof. Ince treats all cardiological diseases at the highest level in line with current medical guidelines. The special area of focus of the interventional department in Berlin is the treatment of valvular heart disease as well as therapy of cardiac arrhythmia.

Vivantes Department of Cardiology: Specialists in Interventional Cardiology in Berlin

With 7 cardiac catheter laboratories, the Vivantes Department of Cardiology is the largest interventional cardiology department in Berlin. With 225 beds for heart patients, the Department is the largest cardiology unit in Berlin. The department ranks among the top 10 of the largest cardiology clinics in Germany.

Catheter Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias

Prof. Ince and his team dispose of many years of experience performing catheter ablation therapy in addition to drug treatment to cure cardiac arrhythmia. Latest high-resolution 3D mapping technologies, cryoablation, and laser-assisted ablation procedures are applied for these measures at the Berlin Heart Rhythm Centre. Approximately 1500 ablations, 1000 of which are for atrial fibrillation, are performed there annually. Prof. Ince and his colleagues also possess many years of experience in the implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators (ICDs). Every year, about 400 pacemakers and defibrillators are implanted.

Stent Implantation

In the field of coronary heart diseases (angina pectoris, heart attack), all types of coronary vasoconstriction can be treated at the Vivantes Department applying modern stents and innovative imaging techniques. Each year, about 2500 patients receive a stent (a vascular support) for coronary arteries.

Catheter-assisted Heart Valve Surgeries

Prof. Ince and his team perform catheter-assisted procedures to treat valvular heart disease. With the so-called MitraClip procedure, an insufficient (leaky) heart valve can be treated using a cardiac catheter without the need for an open heart surgery. A TAVI can be used to replace a constricted aortic valve (aortic valve stenosis) by means of a catheterisation procedure. These minimally invasive interventional procedures carry a much lower risk of complication by achieving comparably good results, and have a much shorter recovery time than major valve replacement surgeries. In 2018, 160 MitraClip interventions were performed at the Vivantes Department in Berlin.

Cardiological Intensive Care

To ensure comprehensive and well-integrated treatment, an intensive care unit is available for critically ill patients, offering all modern intensive care options. Among other things, the intensive care unit possesses its own cardiac catheterisation laboratory, which means the utmost possible safety is available for critical patients thanks to short distances. In addition to focusing on cardiology, the department also comprehensively covers other clinical aspects occurring in internal medicine.

Cardiological Consultation Hours at the Clinic ‘Am Urban’

For further detailed clarification of medical findings including possible therapeutic strategies, the Cardiac Clinic at the Vivantes Urban Hospital offers special consultation hours such as at the rhythm clinic, the pacemaker clinic or cardiac insufficiency clinic. During these consultations, findings can be discussed with the cardiology experts. They can then conduct further diagnostics and initiate the next therapeutic steps.

Further information is available on the website of the Cardiology Department at the Urban Hospital.


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2013 Director of the Departments for Internal Medicine – Cardiology and Conservative Intensive Medicine, Vivantes Friedrichshain Hospital and Vivantes Urban Hospital, Berlin, Germany
2008 Professor of Cardiology at the University of Rostock, Germany
2007 Deputy Director of the Department of Cardiology, University of Rostock, Germany

Specialist in Cardiology, University of Rostock, Germany

2005 Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification (Habilitation), University of Rostock, Germany
2005 Specialist in Internal Medicine, University of Rostock, Germany
1992–1999 Study of Human Medicine at the Universities of Brussels, Belgium, and Hamburg, Germany

Medical Team

  • Hilmi Kaplan
    Chief Physician
  • Dr Niels Christian Ewertsen
    Head Physician for Electrophysiology
  • Dr Giuseppe D'Ancona, MD, PhD
    Head of the Clinical Research Department
  • Dr Erdal Safak
    Head Senior Physician
  • Dr Rifat Caliskan
    Senior Physician
  • Hakan Gürer
     Senior Physician
  • Ali Samer Kassab Bachi
    Senior Physician
  • Wim Rother
    Senior Physician


First DGK-certified mitral valve centre in Berlin (German Cardiac Society)


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Prof. Dr Hüseyin Ince
Head of the Department of Cardiology

Vivantes Urban Hospital
Department of Internal Medicine – Cardiology, General Internal Medicine and Conservative Intensive Care
Dieffenbachstr. 1, D-10967 Berlin-Kreuzberg

T: +49 30 264 79 232


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