Our clinical research focuses on mechanical assist devices, extracorporeal circulation, as well as coronary, transplantation and valve surgery.

Molecular disease mechanisms of cardiomyopathy and sudden cardiac death

Experimental research is conducted at our Center for Clinical Research and Development. Cooperations exist with the other HDZ NRW Clinics and Institutes, such as the Institute for Applied Telemedicine (IFAT). Research at the Clinic for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is supported by the Erich and Hanna Klessmann Foundation for Cardiovascular Research and Development, particularly basic and applied research in the areas of cardiovascular biotechnology, molecular biotechnology, stem cell research and tissue engineering.