Reception, Accommodation, Care


  • Albertinen Herz- und Gefäßzentrum
  • Albertinen Herz- und Gefäßzentrum


You may be sent directly via your doctor, or maybe you call personally our department for the tending to international patients. Usually we can accommodate patients within one week. Emergencies are taken on through the emergency dempartment and later transferred to the wards of the heart center. The wards offer comfortable single to triple rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and modern call systems with intercom facility and built-in radio. Accommodation of relatives in the rooms is possible.


There are no fixed visiting hours, but we make sure our patientes get enough rest. A mobile monitoring of your heart function makes it possible for you to move freely in the hospital and for exemple to talk with your family in the cafeteria , to look at the art exhibitions in the hospital or to enjoy a little rest in our "room of silence". In addition to our employees at the infirmaries pastors in our house stand ready for our patients at all times and look forward to hearing from you.


The "two-man rule" in the heart center creates the conditions for the optimal treatment of our patients. Thus, for example, diagnostic coronary angiographies are jointly evaluated by both surgeons and cardiologists in order to decide on the most suitable treatment for each patient. So decisions can be implemented quickly and without unnecessary and onerous double diagnosis and paths.


The "two-man rule" also applies to our bedside visits. These are carried out by your local nurses and the ward doctor. Both work in shifts, which means continuity over the day and the entire duration of treatment for our patients. Both professional groups discuss their treatment goals with the patient and provide for a comprehensive and holistic care.


In addition to medical therapy, nursing care takes up a large part of the treatment and for you. Nurses support to the points where you need help (eg with personal hygiene). Consulting and training of the patient for the restoration of independence or in dealing with a new situation are also part of the nursing fields of action. Yet also just "to be there" for the patients and having a little time for them is part of our idea of diaconal charity and care.






Chief Physicians




Prof Dr Friedrich-Christian Rieß, MD
Chairman of the Albertinen Cardiovascular Centre
Chief Physician Cardiac Surgery
Phone +49-40-5588-2445

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Prof Dr Karsten Sydow, MD
Chief Physician Cardiology
Phone +49-40-5588-2237





Dr Matthias Gasthaus, MD
Chief Physician Cardiology, Site Volksdorf
Phone 0049-40-6 44 11-233




Dr Christine Löwer, MD
Head of Department for Cardioanesthesia
Phone +49-40-5588-2571





Dr Lars Kock, MD
Chief Physician of Vascular Surgery

Phone +49-40-5588-2857





Prof Dr Joachim Schofer, MD
Head of the Department for Percutaneous Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease
Phone +49-40-5588-2442 /-2453 /-2445




Prof Dr Herbert Nägele, MD
Head of the Department for Heart Insufficiency and Device Therapy
Phone +49-40-5588-2847




Dr Thomas Zerm, MD
Head of the Department for Electrophysiology
Phone +49-40-5588-2864








Ute Kröplin, BBA
Phone +49-40-5588--6996






Matthias Scheller, CEO of Albertinen Diakoniewerk e.V., congratulates the founding father of Albertinen Cardiovascular Centre, Professor W. Füllbrandt and the men of the first hour at the anniversary "25 Years Heart Medicine at Albertinen-Hospital"



From left: M. Scheller, Prof. W. Füllbrandt, Prof. F.-C. Rieß, J. Kormann, Dr. P. Kremer, Prof. N. Bleese. Photo: Andreas Riess




July 1, 2016 - Tobias Schwarz, CEO of Albertinen hospital, congratulates Mr. Joachim Kormann, Dr. Peter Kremer, MD, Mr. Stephan Winkel and Dr Christine Löwer, MD (from left) marking the 25th anniversary of service.



Photo: Andreas Riess