The Clinic for Cardiology performs more than 8,400 invasive interventions per year. The cardiological outpatients unit treats 9,000 patients per year. The Clinic conducts clinical research and teaching, as well as national and international cooperations, and offers a 24-hour on-call service for cardiac catheter treatments and cardiovascular emergencies.


  • 152 hospital beds
  • 6 cardiac catheter laboratories, 1 hybrid OR
  • 6 cardiological wards
  • sleep laboratory
  • internal-cardiological intensive care unit (ICU)
  • chest paint unit (CPU)
  • general cardiological outpatient unit and 11 specialist outpatients units
  • day care unit
  • cardiological research laboratory (human genetic counselling, state-of-the-art genetic laboratory analysis)
  • department for clinical studies in cardiology


Director Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Horstkotte (r.) with Vice-Director Prof. Dr. med. Cornelia Piper (l.)Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Georgstrasse 11, D-32545 Bad Oeynhausen

Fon: +49 5731 97-1276
Fax: +49 5731 97-1286


  • facility for extra qualification in Interventional Cardiology (DGK), led by Prof. Dr. med. D. Horstkotte and Dr. med. Werner Scholtz
  • extra qualification in Interventional Therapy of Arterial Vascular Diseases (DGA/DGK)
  • extra qualification in Special Rhythmology (DGK)
  • extra qualification in Invasive Electrophysiology and Rhythm Active Implants (DGK)
  • certified TAVI center (DGK)
  • chest pain unit (CPU) (DGK)
  • certified* national ACHD (adult congenital heart disease) center
  • European center of excellence for hypertension treatment (ESH)
  • certified hypertension center (DHL)

* in cooperation with the Pediatric Heart Center / Center for Congenital Heart Defects