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State-Of-The-Art Cardiology in Zurich

Everything About Heart Catheters: Three Cardiologists Introduce Themselves.


Time to read: 4 Min.
Published in: on our own account at 03/12/2022

With our two experienced cardiologists, the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Heart Centre in Zurich offers the entire spectrum of modern cardiology. From cardiological diagnostics to outpatient and inpatient therapy to follow-up (follow-ups and implant controls).

Since its foundation by Dr. med. Olaf Franzen, the Heart Centre has continued to grow by a great deal of knowledge and competence, both in terms of our capacity and our combined experience: in 2021, the team of cardiologists was expanded by Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Waltenberger.

Cardiologists in the Centre of Zurich, but with International Expertise

The three heart specialists together welcome our patients in the impressive range of languages English, German, Dutch and Danish. As a team, they have gained cardiology practice experience and recognition in the 14 countries of Germany, Denmark, UK, Netherlands, China, Hong-Kong, Israel, Singapore, Sweden, Vietnam, Slovenia, USA and Switzerland.

Dr Olaf Franzen is considered a pioneer of cardiac catheterisation methods, especially TAVI and MitraClip interventions. He has treated over 1000 patients in 10 years, worked in the well-known Notion study and was part of the team that performed the first human catheter intervention for leaflet repair in mitral valve regurgitation in Europe. Having been exposed to catheter-based methods early on, he knows all the variations, intricacies and specialities of this field.

Prof. Dr. Waltenberger has been active for 30 years both as a researcher and as a practising physician with a professorship and thus has a unique and direct insight into modern cardiac medicine. As a much-cited author and recipient of various research awards, he has contributed to the current state of cardiac medicine with hundreds of scientific publications.

In addition, we have been working for years with international partners, a network of referring physicians from the region and the Hirslanden Klinik im Park. As cardiologists, we are fascinated by the many aspects of modern cardiac medicine, which makes us all the more pleased with the broad cooperation we enjoy.

Everything Your Heart Needs - the Heart Center in Switzerland

Each of our two specialists is available to you as a patient for the entire spectrum of cardiological diagnostics, treatment and therapy. 

Please contact us at any time. We offer initial cardiological examinations and preventive checks and are also happy to work with your family doctor as a referrer.

Your heart is our focus.


Foto  Dr. med. Olaf Franzen
Dr. med. Olaf Franzen

Hamburg, London, Copenhagen, Hong-Kong, Singapore and Zurich - as a specialist in interventional cardiology and pioneer of minimally invasive heart valve therapy, Dr. med. Olaf Franzen has been performing cather-based interventions on the heart for more than 20 years in major medical centres around the world. He is available for the entire spectrum of outpatient / inpatient diagnostics and treatment. Languages: German, English, Danish

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Foto  Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Waltenberger
Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Waltenberger

As a professor of internal medicine, cardiology and angiology as well as an internationally recognised interventional cardiologist and vascular specialist, Prof. Johannes Waltenberger, MD, has 30 years of expertise in research and practice. He is at your disposal for solid, humane and at the same time scientifically based and innovative diagnostics, treatment and prevention. Additional qualifications: Intensive care medicine and sports cardiology. Languages: German, English, Dutch. Understand: Swedish

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