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Specialist fields (in extracts)

  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation, TAVI ( > 160 cases per year)
  • Recanalisation of chronic total coronary occlusions (CTO) (> 150 cases per year)
  • Transcatheter mitral valve clipping (MitraClip)
  • Complex coronary interventions (left main PCI)
  • High-risk interventions with assist devices (Impella, ECMO)

Curriculum vitae (in extracts)

1985 – 1991 — Studies: University of Düsseldorf
10/1993 — Doctoral thesis: University of Düsseldorf 
2012 — Postdoctoral qualification: University of Witten/Herdecke 
«Recanalisation of chronic total coronary occlusions. New treatment options by the retrograde way»; Reviewer: International Journal of Cardiology / Herz / German Society of Cardiology / IQM
1992 – 2005 — Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2005 – 2012 — Assistant Medical Director and Head of Interventional Cardiology University Dept. 3 – Cardiology Heart Centre Wuppertal Director: Prof. Dr. med. H. Seyfarth
2014 — Medical Director and Head of Dept. of Med. I – Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine Heart Centre Krefeld

Academic activities

Fields of research:

- Interventional therapy of acute myocardial infarction

- Chronic total occlusions (CTO)

- Acute coronary syndrome

- Coronary stenting

- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)


German Society of Cardiology

European Society of Cardiology

EuroCTO Club

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