Cardiology and Angiology Contilia Heart- and Vascular Center

Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the Elisabeth Hospital Essen

Department of Cardiology at the St. Marien Hospital Mülheim an der Ruhr

Medical Clinic II - Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Rhythmology at the St. Vincenz Hospital and Philippusstift (Foundation) Essen

The Contilia Heart- and Vascular Center ranks among the largest cardiologic centers in Germany, considering the number of beds as well as the interventions. Its services are provided at different and specialized sites. The Center leads in the areas of non-invasive diagnostics and minimal invasive interventions, for instance in heart valve replacement via catheter. It also offers innovative techniques to treat peripheral vascular troubles such as re-opening of long-distance vascular obstructions. Another high professional expertise is to be found in the field of electrophysiology for the treatment of heart arrhythmia.

One of the Center’s distinctive features is the interdisciplinary cooperation with other specialists –heart surgeons, diabetologists, nephrologists and radiologists. The close collaboration of the professional disciplines enables a holistic treatment of patients suffering from mutual dependent illnesses. The specialists meet regularly to discuss each case extensively, and to introduce individually adjusted therapies.

The Contilia Heart- and Vascular Center patients can be confident to receive the therapy complex that offers the best options for their disease pattern.

Moreover, the Contilia Heart- and Vascular Center has a reputation of implementing innovative methods for the good of the patient. These include modern stent procedures or state-of-the-art valve- and pacemaker techniques.

The attending physicians are frequently pioneers in their field, who make their knowledge available for training purposes all over the world.

Besides the doctors, the nursing staff of the Contilia Heart- and Vascular Center is extremely well trained, many of them having completed additional courses for their particular field. This makes sure that patients always have a competent contact person by their side.

"The Contilia Heart- and Vascular Center patients and their diseases are in the center of attention. They can trust us to have their treatment performed by specialists focusing on the options to find the individually best way to improve the quality of life in each single case."

PD (Associate Professor) Dr. Oliver Bruder, Director of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the Elisabeth Hospital Essen and Chief Physician of the Department of Cardiology at the St. Marien-Hospital Mülheim an der Ruhr

"It is not important to offer the entire range of cardiologic diagnostics and therapy. It is essential to indentify and apply the individual options from a wide range of services."

Prof. Dr. Birgit Hailer, Chief Physician of Cardiology in Philippusstift and St. Vincenz Hospital Essen

"The close cooperation of the medical fields enables us to look and work outside of the box, and to treat even patients whose therapy would be limited elsewhere."

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Wieneke, Director of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology at the Elisabeth Hospital Essen and Chief Physician of the Department of Cardiology at the St. Marien Hospital Mülheim an der Ruhr