Health Check Specialist in Dusseldorf Prof. Nixdorff

Professor Dr Uwe Nixdorff, F.E.S.C.
Practice Owner and Managing Director
Specialist in Prevention / Diagnostics
Dusseldorf, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Non-invasive heart diagnostics (heart CT, heart MRI)
  • Early detection of atherosclerosis (vascular stiffness, vascular calcification)
  • Long-term monitoring (blood pressure, ECG, sleep apnoea screening)
  • Sports diagnostics/athletic performance diagnostics
  • Lifestyle consultation
  • Check-up programmes

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Non-invasive heart diagnostics (heart CT, heart MRI)
  • Hypertensiology with initial diagnosis and adjustment of hypertension
  • Cardiac rhythm diagnostics
  • Identification of the causes of stroke
  • Pre-operative consultation
  • Long-term monitoring
  • Echocardiographic methods: conventional trans-thoracic Doppler echocardiography (TTE), in particular, tissue Doppler echocardiography, trans-oesophageal echocardiography, dynamic and pharmacological stress echocardiography
  • Diagnostic clarification of respiratory tract disorders (lung function diagnostics)
  • Early detection of atherosclerosis (vascular stiffness)
  • Vascular function diagnostics (pulse wave analysis)
  • Cardiovascular risk stratification and risk factor adjustment
  • Sports diagnostics/athletic performance diagnostics, including ergospirometry
  • Lifestyle consultation (smoking cessation, fitness, nutrition, work-life balance)
  • Biochemical stress analysis
  • Diagnosis of coronary syndromes, myocardial infarction, heart failure of all causes

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Behavioural lifestyle modification to improve prognosis, where necessary, with the aid of paramedical skills (personal trainers, ecotrophologists and coaches)
  • Fine-tuning of medications for all cardiac diseases including primary prevention indications
  • Medical stress counselling

About Professor Dr Uwe Nixdorff, F.E.S.C.

Professor Dr Uwe Nixdorff is a specialist in preventive medicine and diagnostics as well as owner of the Private Practice for Cardiology in Düsseldorf. In addition, he is founder and Medical Director of the European Prevention Center.

Professor Nixdorff's focus is on cardiovascular preventive medicine with a specialism in comprehensive diagnostics (cross-sectional and functional diagnostics) along with dialogue medicine including detailed consultation on lifestyle. As an EPC location, Prof. Nixdorff offers check-up programmes for companies, private customers, and self-paying patients.

Health Check Düsseldorf: Early Detection Ahead of the Onset of Health Complaints

The most important and most innovative focus at Professor Nixdorff's practice is the knowledge and use of latest early detection methods along with exact imaging procedures and patients’ case history observation. This allows possible diseases to be identified well before the actual onset of subjective health complaints. These initiated targeted preventive measures cause the disease to not develop in the first place. In addition to pure preventive diagnostics, genetic risk findings are also incorporated into Professor Nixdorff's treatment concept in order to significantly improve preventive healthcare.

Focus on Cardiovascular Preventive Medicine

An important measure of determining a patient’s risk of developing a heart attack is the "Procam Score" procedure, which indicates the risk of a heart attack event over the next 10 years in percentage terms. This method is based on the work of Professor Assmann and takes into account individual information on age, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, diabetes, cigarette smoking, and family history.

In Professor Nixdorff's prevention concept, this is not only a theoretical number, but the basis for further recommendations and early detection screening tests, which the specialist offers level in his private practice at the highest level.

Using state-of-the-art echocardiographic methods such as tissue Doppler echocardiography, early detection of atherosclerosis and vascular function diagnostics (pulse wave diagnostics), the experienced medical specialist is able to offer individual diagnosis and therapy for coronary heart diseases.

Focus on Dialogue Medicine with Lifestyle Consultation

For Prof. Nixdorff, a detailed individual history and knowledge of the strength of primary prevention is essential in order to identify diseases in advance. In some cases, these can even replace therapeutic measures such as a heart catheter.

The specialist in early detection focuses on innovations for the prevention of heart disease and insights from reliable study results, which are incorporated in his dialogue medicine and lifestyle consultation.

For example, endurance sport, which had previously been considered a sufficient measure, was supplemented by strength training. New insights into the problem of excessive carbohydrate consumption have now been added into the field of nutrition. A further aspect is the importance of vitamin D, which can reduce the amount of heart attack incidences by half, if concentration levels taken are sufficient.

Checkups for Managers and Company Employees at the European Prevention Center

In 2005, the European Prevention Center (EPC) was founded by Professor Nixdorff to create a comprehensive, interdisciplinary prevention programme for early detection and prophylaxis. The European Prevention Center is one of the most advanced providers of preventive medical checkups for companies and their employees. It strengthens knowledge concerning healthcare learning by providing training of prevention programmes, through quality assurance of all medical services and by the way of implementing marketing and organisational tasks. One of the company's leading value propositions is the focus on the well-being of its customers.

EPC checkups are offered at the Düsseldorf Medical Center using state-of-the-art equipment and finely tuned professional examination procedures and applications. The aim is to avoid life-threatening cardiovascular diseases.

Further information is available on Professor Nixdorff's website, on the website of the European Prevention Center (EPC) and on the website of the HANAKO GmbH.

Curriculum Vitae

1978 – 1985 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Study of Human Medicine)
1981 Witwatersrand University, Baragwanath Hospital (Professor du Plessis), Johannesburg (South Africa) (clinical traineeship)
20.05.1985 Licence to practise medicine (Darmstadt administrative district)
1985 – 1986 German Armed Forces Hospital, Internal Department (Colonel Dr Schmidt), Giessen (Surgeon Major)
1986 – 1987 German Heart Centre, Munich, Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases (Professor Rudolph), Munich (Assistant Physician)
1987 – 1998 Medical Centre of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Medical Clinic II (Professor Meyer), Mainz (Assistant Physician)
1988 Michael Reese Hospital, Division of Cardiology (Professor Weber), Chicago, USA (Research Fellow)
1989 University of Virginia School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (Professor Kaul), Charlottesville, USA (Research Fellow)
1989 Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Non-Invasive Cardiac Laboratory (Professor Weyman), Boston, USA (Research Fellow)
1988 – 1990 Emergency medical services, Büdingen (Emergency Doctor)
1990 – 1998 Coronary Sports Group, Hofheim am Taunus (Cardiological Supervisor)
25.10.1993 Specialist in Internal Medicine, Rheinhessen District Medical Association
08.11.1995 Focus on cardiology, Rheinhessen District Medical Association
09.07.1998 Post-doctoral qualification, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
1998 – 2004 Medical Centre of the Friedrich-Alexander University Hospital in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Medical Clinic II with Polyclinic (Professor Daniel), Erlangen (Senior Physician)
27.10.2003 Additional qualification in sports medicine, Bavarian Medical Association
2004 Cooper Institute / Clinic (Dr. Cooper), Dallas, USA (advanced training)
2005 – present Foundation of EPC GmbH – European Prevention Center (Managing Director)
2006 Leibniz Institute for Arteriosclerosis Research at the Westphalian Wilhelm University of Münster / Assmann Foundation for Prevention (Professor Assmann), Münster (Research Fellow)
2007 – 2010 Cardiology Private Practice in Duisburg
07.02.2008 Appointment as Extraordinary Professor, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen
2010 – 2016 Dresden International University (DIU) (Visiting Professor for the Master's degree "Master of Science in Preventive Medicine" (M.Sc.);2015 – 2016 Scientific Director)
2010 – present Cardiology Private Practice in Düsseldorf
2015 – present Hanako GmbH (Founder and Managing Director)

Medical Team

  • Dr B. Dörner
  • Prof. Dr E. Vester


  • Comprehensive checkups in assigned lounges raised to the level of hotels, instead of waiting rooms
  • Superior attentive service, with daily newspaper, video information, drinks and snacks


Düsseldorf Central Station 3 km
Düsseldorf Airport 11 km
Cologne/Bonn Airport 51 km

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Professor Dr Uwe Nixdorff, F.E.S.C.
Practice Owner and Managing Director

Nixdorff Cardiology – Private Cardiological Practice
and the European Prevention Center at the Grand-Arc Medical Center in Düsseldorf
Luise-Rainer-Str. 6-10, D-40235 Düsseldorf

T: +49 211 9232 3022
F: +49 211 4477 3799


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