This specialist hospital opened its doors in 1986 as an extension of the Herzzentrum NRW. Today it is one of the leading German and European centers for pediatric cardiology and pediatric cardiosurgery. An experienced team of physicians works around the clock to treat patients of all ages, most of whom have severe and often life-threatening heart defects.

Successful management of high-risk cases

Despite a large proportion of high-risk cases, in 2015 our pediatric cardiosurgery achieved a 30-day mortality rate – the period measuring the outcome of an operation according to international scientific standards – of just 1.6 per cent. This result makes the HDZ NRW one of the most successful pediatric heart centers worldwide.


Director Clinic for Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Defects
Prof. Dr. Deniz Kececioglu

Director Clinic for Pediatric Cardiosurgery and Congenital Heart Defects
Dr. Eugen Sandica