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The Department of Cardiology comprises a total of 50 beds, 40 of which are located within our main ward - Ward 6. Some of our beds are located in different wards around the hospital, and are taken up by patients who require treatment from an interdisciplinary care team. We have a dedicated physician from the Department of Cardiology whose sole area of responsibility is the care of this group of patients.


If you have been referred to the Department of Cardiology for inpatient treatment, please arrange an admission date by contacting the Patient Information Center (Patienteninformationszentrum, PIZ) on: +49 3338 694 442.
 Our Admissions Desk is located to the right of the Main Entrance, between the Reception Desk and the Cafeteria.

Please bring the following with you

On the day of your admission, please bring the referral letter from your general physician or local cardiologist, as well as the letter confirming that your health insurance provider will cover the costs of your treatment. Please also bring any relevant documentation with you, including any previous test results.

Initial examination

Once you have completed the necessary formalities, you will usually have an initial consultation with one of our nurses. You will then be examined by one of our physicians, who will also discuss with you the details of any planned diagnostic and therapeutic measures.

Timing of investigations and procedures

Any planned diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures will usually be performed on the day after your admission. These will usually require fasting. Although we do not have any set visiting hours for your friends and family, the best time for a visit is probably between 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

Observation ward

Patients who have undergone minimally-invasive surgery to replace an aortic valve or who have undergone a MitraClip procedure may require postoperative monitoring on the Intermediate Care Ward, our specialist 8-bed observation ward.
Read more about Intermediate Care Ward ​​​​​​​


You will be discharged once you have sufficiently recovered from your procedure, with the exact discharge date dependent upon the difficulty and invasiveness of your procedure. A discharge report will then be issued, which you should forward to your physician.