Anyone suffering from heart problems will find the best possible care in our cardiology department in Mannheim. As one of seven locations of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung – DZHK), the department is specialised in the treatment of arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy, the surgical/interventional treatment of cardiac valve diseases, the implantation of cardioverter defibrillators as well as the electrical therapy of cardiac insufficiency. The clinic is among the top-ranked medical departments nationally and internationally especially in the diagnostic investigation of primary cardiac arrhythmia, the so-called ion-channel related disorders.
These include hereditary diseases such as the Brugada syndrome as well as the long and the short QT syndrome, which can lead to sudden cardiac death. Every year, an average number of 200 patients with Brugada syndrome are treated in Mannheim. This makes the Mannheim university teaching hospital one of the major centres in Europe specialising in this particular form of heart disorder.