What does a pediatric cardiologist do?

I care for infants, children and adolescents in an encompassing way. Whether you support a teenager through chemotherapy or treat a toddler in an emergency, we take care of each patient. Our mission is to protect the health of the most precious resource of our community – its children.

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiology is the science of congenital and acquired diseases of the heart in children.

It is an independent branch of pediatrics, closely linked to pediatric cardiac surgery. In order to remedy heart defects as early and as much as possible before complications occur, close cooperation of “discerning” pediatric cardiology with invasive pediatric cardiology –  which work both diagnostically and interventional in cardiac catheterization laboratories – and pediatric cardiac surgery is needed to define optimal treatment options on a case-by-case basis. Nowadays, an early surgical treatment of congenital heart malformations for most clinical pictures is possible both technically (heart-lung machine) and from the experience of the surgeons.


Pediatrics (American English) or Pediatrics (British English) is the study of the development of the puerile and adolescent organism, its diseases and their treatment and prevention.

The pediatrics practiced by the “pediatrician” is today also referred to as child and adolescent medicine. Child and adolescent medicine today covers all areas of clinical medicine. One of its peculiarities is the strong emphasis on preventive health care (preventive medicine) as in no other clinical subject.


An essential, harmless and meaningful examination method for children

Ultrasound (often abbreviated as US) refers to sound with frequencies above the audible frequency range of humans. It covers frequencies from about 2-10 MHz. These sound waves can easily penetrate the tissues. The reflected waves (echo) are used in sonography, an imaging examination method.