Conditions

This section provides an overview of the main conditions, for which the Brandenburg Heart Center's Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Departments currently provide treatment.

    Aortic aneurysm

    An aortic aneurysm is a dilation (ballooning) of part of the aorta, that can occur either in sections of the aorta running through the chest or the abdomen. If undiagnosed, an aortic aneurysm can become life-threatening. mehr

    Aortic stenosis

    The heart valve separating the left ventricle from the aorta may lose its flexibility, thus impeding the normal flow of blood between the heart and the rest of the body.  mehr

    High blood pressure

    Long-term high blood pressure may cause irreversible damage to blood vessels. Potential causes of high blood pressure include stress, obesity, and excessive salt intake. mehr

    Carotid artery stenosis

    Carotid artery stenosis occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed due to a build-up of fatty deposits (plaques) on the artery walls. In some cases, this condition may lead to stroke. mehr

    Dilated cardiomyopathy

    Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. The heart muscle becomes dilated, i.e. stretched, which results in a decrease in the heart's ability to pump blood around the body. mehr

    Endocarditis

    Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (endocardium) that may result in the heart valves becoming leaky. Endocarditis is usually treated with antibiotics.  mehr

    Heart attack

    A heart attack happens when one of the coronary arteries becomes blocked. A heart attack constitutes a medical emergency that usually occurs as a result of coronary heart disease. mehr

    Heart failure

    Heart failure is one of the most common cardiac diseases and, particularly in elderly patients, may lead to reduced physical and mental health. mehr

    Heart valve disease

    Heart valve disease is a disease affecting the function of the heart valves. Faulty heart valves may lead to excess strain being placed on the heart, which in turn may lead to heart failure. mehr

    Cardiac arrhythmias

    The term cardiac arrhythmia refers to pathological changes affecting the transmission of normal electrical impulses that result in a slower, faster or irregular heart rhythm. mehr

    Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

    This particular condition is characterized by a thickening of the heart muscle, and is associated with severely reduced physical capacity. mehr

    Coronary heart disease

    Coronary heart disease is a condition affecting the coronary arteries. One of the cardinal symptoms of coronary heart disease is seizure-like chest pain. mehr

    Pulmonary embolism and lung cancer

    Sometimes, tests for heart disease may reveal that a patient also has a lung tumor. If heart surgery has been scheduled anyway, it may be possible to arrange for this lung tumor to be removed at the same time. mehr

    Mitral regurgitation

    Mitral regurgitation is a relatively common condition where the atrioventricular valve between the left atrium and left ventricle of the heart fails to close properly. mehr

    Mitral valve stenosis

    Mitral valve stenosis is relatively rare, and is characterized by a narrowed (stenotic) mitral valve between the left atrium This type of valve disease is not very common.  mehr

    Myocarditis

    The term myocarditis refers to any inflammatory condition affecting the heart muscle. These inflammatory conditions may be caused by viruses or bacteria but may also be caused by certain poisons and medicines.  mehr

    Pericarditis

    Pericarditis is an inflammation of the protective sac surrounding the heart (pericardium), which is made up of connective tissue. Pericarditis may result in chest pain and is usually treated with medication.  mehr

    Peripheral arterial disease

    Peripheral arterial disease, a condition also referred to as "smoker's leg" or "window shopper's disease" in German, is characterized by impaired blood flow to the extremities. mehr

    Atrial septal defect

    This congenital defect affects the wall (septum) separating the two atria, or upper chambers of the heart. This defect leads to blood flowing from the left into the right side of the heart - and may cause heart failure. mehr

 
 
 
Relevant information

Emergency numbers

  • Emergencies only:
    112
    Our Emergency Department:
    +49 3338-69 45 21

Contact person

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Johannes Albes
    Head of Department of Cardiac Surgery at Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to the Head of Department Gudrun Gaal
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +40 3338 694-510
    F +49 3338 694-544
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  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
    Christian Butter
    Head of the Department of Cardiology, Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to Head of Department Christine Meinecke
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +49 3338 694-610
    F +49 3338 694-644
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  • Dr. med.
    Georg Fritz
    Head of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Management, Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center

    PA to the Head of Department Marion Scheibel
    Immanuel Hospital Bernau Brandenburg Heart Center
    Ladeburger Str. 17
    16321 Bernau bei Berlin
    T +49 3338 694-110
    F +49 3338 694-144
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