Prof. Dr. Johann Bauersachs
Director of the Department
Phone: +49 511 532 384 1
Fax: +49 511 532 541 2
The Department of Cardiology and Angiology is internationally known for its scientific activities, especially in the pathophysiology and treatment of myocardial infarction, acute and chronic heart failure, and vascular remodelling.
The clinical focus of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology is acute myocardial infarction, acute and chronic heart failure, coronary and peripheral vascular diseases, heart valve therapy, as well as cardiac arrhythmias. Interdisciplinary focus is the treatment of adult congenital heart disease and peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Professor Bauersachs, Director of the Department of Cardiology and Angiology, is an interventional cardiologist with special interests in acute coronary syndromes, left ventricular healing and remodelling, acute and chronic heart failure, as well as intensive care. He is particularly interested in the pathophysiology and treatment of peripartum cardiomyopathy, in aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptor-mediated mechanisms, and in the role of non-coding RNAs. He holds the Study Chair of the DIGIT-HF study, investigating the effect of digitoxin on morbidity/mortality in patients with advanced heart failure, and is extensively involved in many other clinical trials.