Centre for Internal Medicine Clinic for Cardiovascular Disorders

Work of our clinic consists of diagnostics and therapy of cardiac diseases and vessels. In this context, the entire spectrum of services involved in maximum care is applied, which corresponds to the same quality of university departments.

For patients suffering from acute heart attack, there is a 24-hour on-call team at your disposal which can immediately treat those patients in the cathlab. In the discipline of electrophysiology, which means diagnostics and therapy of cardiac arrhythmias, this clinic is the main centre in the centre of Stuttgart. Due to the close organisational teamwork with and proximity to the surgical clinic Sana Herzchirurgie Stuttgart, we are able to perform even high-risk procedures on the coronary vessels. Since 2008, we have placed catheter-conducted aortic valve replacement during hybrid surgery together with our heart surgeons. 

This clinic has got the full authorisation to conduct continuing education for certification in cardiology and intensive care.

Medical Director 

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Nordt

Ärztlicher Direktor

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Nordt

Telefon: 0711 278-35201

Telefax: 0711 278-35209

E-Mail: k.rosner@klinikum-stuttgart.de

About us

  • 24-hour on-call team for cardiac catheter interventions
  • Coronary angioplasties (PTCA, PCI, drug-coated ballons)
  • Stent-ablations (bare-metal, BMS, drug-eluting, DES)
  • Ablations (TASH) with septum hypertrophy (HOCM)
  • Aortic valve valvuloplastics, catheter-conducted aortal-valve replacement (TAVI, transfemoral and transapical)
  • Mitral valve valvuloplastics (PTMC)
  • Catheter-conducted mitral valve reconstruction (mitral clipping)
  • Bulging disk closure in response to ASD and PFO
  • Electrophysiology, 3-D navigation systems
  • High frequency ablations and cryoablations
  • Pulmonary vein isolations in response to atrial fibrillation
  • Ablations due to ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • Holter ECG, pacemakers, defibrillators (ICD), CRT systems
  • Spiroergometry
  • Echocardiography (also transoesophageal, TEE), 3-D echocardiography, stress echocardiography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Stress MRI
  • Cardiac computed tomography (CT)
  • Angiology, colour-duplex sonography
  • Carotis-stent implantations
  • Internistic and cardiac intensive care
  • Outpatient department for electrophysiology, pacemaker, defibrillators and CRT systems, Marfan syndromes, angiology 
  • Prestationary outpatient department
  • Tele-medical post care
  • Case management
  • 3-D echocardiography
  • Stress magnetic resonance imaging (Stress MRI)
  • Catheter-guided aortic valve replacement (TAVI, transfemoral, transapical)
  • Mitral-valve valvuloplastics (PTMC)
  • Catheter-guided aortic valve reconstruction (mitral clipping)
  • Complex electrophysiological procedures using 3-D navigation systems, high-frequency ablation and cryoablation
  • Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in case of atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT)
  • CRT pacemaker and defibrillator implantation in response to heart failure
  • Tele medicine
  • Ablations (TASH) due to septum hypertrophy (HOCM)
  • Participation in aortic valve registration (catheter-guided aortic valve replacement)
  • GeQiK and BQS for coronary angiographies and PTCAs
  • BQS for pacemaker or ICD implantations and changes
  • BQS for aortic valve interventions, pneumonia and stroke
  • ELICIT project (led to a more than 50% reduction in radiation exposure for patients and employees of the cardiac catheter laboratory)
  • Peer-Review-Method for quality assurance in intensive care of Baden-Württemberg Regional Medical Association (internal intensive care unit A4 at Katharinenhospital was the first intensive care unit of Baden-Württemberg)
  • Working group “Quality Assurance Network Intensive Medicine” of Baden-Württemberg Regional Medical Association
2015 2016 2017
59 60 61 Available Beds
3.565 3.835 3.812 Inpatient Cases
5.4 4.9 4.9 Length of stay in days
2015 2016 2017
85 114 123 Catheter-guided aortic-valve replacement (transfemoral and transapical)
81 89 65 Implantations of defibrillators and CRT systems
163 183 191 Coronary angioplasties while cardiac infarction


Clinic for Cardiovascular Disorders
Klinikum Stuttgart – Katharinenhospital
Kriegsbergstrasse 60
70174 Stuttgart

Telephone +49 (0)711 278-35201
Telefax +49 (0)711 278-35209
E-Mail k.rosner@klinikum-stuttgart.de