Heart and Diabetes Center NRW Bad Oeynhausen
About the hospital
Heart and Diabetes Center NRW Bad Oeynhausen is a cardiology clinic that offers highly specialized diagnostics and treatment for all cardiac diseases and diabetes. It is renowned for its outstanding therapeutic quality and numerous medical and scientific collaborations with renowned hospitals and institutes. Patients from worldwide come to Bad Oeynhausen for treatment.
With 37,000 patients annually, including 14,700 inpatients, the medical centre is one of the leading institutions of its kind in Europe. The hospital doctors perform more than 6,400 heart surgeries and 10,000 catheter examinations per year, 800 electrophysiological studies and the elimination of more than 1,000 congenital heart defects annually. Since opening HDZ NRW, doctors have successfully performed more than 125,000 open heart surgeries and 270,000 catheter examinations.
The medical centre has been the University Hospital of the Ruhr University Bochum since 1989. Hospital specialists are actively involved in the education of medical students and scientific clinical research. The administration of the Heart and Diabetes Center NRW pays special attention to the high-tech infrastructure of the centre. HDZ NRW has six cardiac catheter labs, a pediatric cardiac catheter lab, a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room, MRI and PET-CT, a sleep lab and telemedicine monitoring. A dedicated team of specialists is available 24 hours a day. Social workers, nutritionists and physiotherapists are also an integral part of the medical team.
The hospital consists of 4 departments. The department of thoracic and vascular surgery performs all cardiac surgical procedures at the highest level. In the departments of cardiology, all heart, blood vessels and circulatory system diseases are diagnosed and treated following the latest scientific research. In the Diabetes Center, young and old patients receive the best treatment, including secondary conditions such as heart or vascular diseases. The cardiologists of the clinic have exceptional experience in treating arterial hypertension, for which the clinic has gained worldwide fame in the European medical arena. In addition to outstanding medical performance, the medical team attaches more importance to the concept of care, which always focuses on patients and their individual needs.
Why should I choose the hospital to treat aortic valve stenosis and bypass surgery?
The clinic actively uses TAVI transcatheter aortic valve implantation through narrow access using a catheter. In addition, doctors perform most planned bypass operations thanks to the gentle OPCAB method with a stabilizer without a heart-lung machine, which significantly minimizes complications.
Is modern therapy available to treat narrowed vessels?
With a constant search for new methods, the hospital offers treatment with the Shockwave device, which can deliver localized shock wave energy for balloon dilation of calcified, stenotic, newly formed coronary lesions. The technology can seriously extend the patient's life expectancy.
Does the Heart and Diabetes Center accept kids with life-threatening heart failure?
One of the intermediate options while waiting for a heart transplant is using cardiac support systems. The EXCOR Pediatric cardiac support system is the only system approved worldwide for newborns and infants. As a result, the number of complications is minimized even during long-term use.
About the city
Bad Oeynhausen is located between the Teutoburg Forest and the Weser Highlands, at the confluence of the Weser and Werra rivers. The famous resort town has a long tradition as a health resort with healing thermal springs.
Bad Oeynhausen has many attractions that will interest both adults and children. In one of the most beautiful villas in the picturesque spa garden, the Weser Museum of German Tales and Legends was opened in 1973. The museum takes visitors to the world of fairy tales, myths and legends. It was founded by the writer Karl Paetov, who published The Most Beautiful Legends of Weser. The museum focuses on cultural history and presents the Brothers Grimm and other famous authors of fairy tales. In addition, Bad Oeynhausen is home to one of the four variety theatres of the Republican Party. The beautiful theatre is famous not only for its entertainment performances but also for the beautiful building in which it is located.
Bad Oeynhausen attracts countless visitors from all over Europe thanks to its salty water, which is believed to improve metabolism and blood circulation. The city is home to the world's highest carbonated thermal salt water source, Jordan Sprudel. The fountain can reach 40 meters in height on calm days and is believed to have many beneficial healing properties. The city is also world famous for its treatment of heart patients. Bad Oeynhausen has Heart and Diabetes Center NRW of University Hospital Bochum, where people worldwide come to treat heart problems.
The lively spa town on the German Fairytale Route offers not only a modern wellness centre but also numerous recreational and entertainment opportunities for vacationers and day visitors. Bad Oeynhausen is located in one of Germany's most beautiful natural regions. Guests of the city can enjoy complete tranquillity or actively explore the picturesque landscapes.