Why choose CardioCliniC Cologne?

CardioCliniC Cologne is a modern, specialised cardiac surgical hospital close to the centre of Cologne, Germany. Since its launch in 1995 it has served a large population in Cologne and beyond. As a full subsidiary of the „Uniklinik Köln“ (University Hospital of Cologne), it provides high quality adult cardiac surgery in cooperation with the University Heart Centre. The CardioCliniC is co-located with the Protestant Hospital east of the river Rhine in the neighbourhood of Cologne-Kalk (Evangelisches Krankenhaus Köln-Kalk, EVKK).

Patients benefit from a multi-professional team of cardiac specialists with longstanding experience in the surgical management of heart conditions. The heart team have special expertise in managing coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. Dedicated nursing staff support the patients’ recovery.

We offer a wide range of cardiac surgical services

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) including re-do procedures
  • Total arterial revascularisation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR)
  • Mitral Valve Reconstruction or Replacement (MVRR/MVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Reconstruction (TVR)
  • Surgery for cardiac tumors like atrial myxomas
  • Surgery for some grown-up congenital heart disease (GUCH)
  • Surgery of the ascending aorta or the aortic arch
  • Implantation of cardiac devices like defibrillators
  • Support of high-risk lead extractions as a cooperation with our cardiology partners


Practical Information for patients

CardioClinic Cologne is a 24/7 service. We are there when you need us.

In an elective admission, please contact the help desk in the entrance hall of the EVKK for registration. Following that, please check-in with us on the 2nd floor. Your ward will be on the same floor called ward “2A”.

In urgent cases or emergencies, a partner hospital will transfer you to us. In this case, we admit you straight to the ward or our intensive care unit.

Once with us, we prepare you for surgery. This will include a discussion of your treatment options with the medical and nursing teams. After surgery, we will care for you on our intensive care unit for a day or two before transferring you to the step-down ward. Modern telemetric heart monitoring supports us in keeping you safe on the ward.

Medical and nursing staff are more than happy to support you with your recovery and are there to answer all your questions.


Information for visitors

We understand the importance of having family and friends around to support your recovery. Visitors are a very welcome from the day after your surgery. Visiting hours are from 14:30 – 20:00 on the ward 2A and from 16:00 – 20:00 on the intensive care unit. You are welcome to agree other times with the nursing staff if required.


How to find us

We are located on the 2nd floor of the Evangelisches Krankenhaus Köln Kalk (EVKK).

CardioCliniC Köln
Klinik für Herzchirurgie
Buchforststraße 2
51103 Köln / Cologne


Sat-Nav: Buchforststraße 2, 51103 Köln

Tram: 1 and 9, Stop: „Kalk-Kapelle“

Bus: 159, Stop: „Eythstraße“

A car park is located just adjacent to the hospital building.


How to contact us

Telephone: +49 221 985292 0

Telefax: +49 221 985292 99

E-Mail: info@cardioclinic-koeln.de

Web: www.cardioclinic-koeln.de


In Emergencies

We are not operating an Emergency Department. Please contact your GP in-hours or a local Emergency Department out of hours if you need medical assistance.

In life threatening emergencies, please call the emergency services on 112.