1.0 Morbidity and Mortality of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)

1.1 Morbidity in 1994
1.2 Mortality in 1995
1.3 Evolution of Mortality

2.0 Cardiology

2.1 Cardiologists in Germany 1996
2.2 Left Heart Catheter Laboratories early 1997
2.3 Left Heart Catherterisations and PCTA 1995 and 1996

3.0 Cardiac Surgery

3.1 Cardiosurgical Centers
3.2 Cardiosurgical Centers and Left Heart Catheter Laboratories
3.3 Open Heart Procedures
3.4 Heart Transplants
3.5 Evolution of Open Heart Procedures since 1978
3.6 Age Distribution of Patients
3.7 Waiting List
3.8 Number of Procedures per Center
3.9 Patient Movement between Federal States

4.0 Pediatric Cardiology and Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

4.1 Pediatric Cardiology
4.2 Evolution of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
4.3 Open Heart Surgery in Children
4.4 Waiting List
4.5 Concentration of Pediatric Heart Surgery

5.0 Evolution of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions

6.0 Expansion of Facilities

6.1 Expansion in the Old Ferderal States (West)
6.2 Expansion in the New Federal States (East)

7.0 New Billing System from 1996

8.0 Quality Assurance

8.1 Cardiac Surgery
8.2 Pediatric Heart Surgery

9.0 Medical Rehabilitation

10.0 Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery in Europe

11.0 Appendix

11.1 References
11.2 Cardiosurgical Centers
11.3 Cardiac Surgeons in Germany

Report no 9 analyses the situation of Cardiac Surgery in Germany 1996. Results from the Old Federal States (former Federal Territory including West Berlin) and the New Federal States (former German Democratic Republic including East Berlin) have been processed separately. Data collection took place in close collaboration with the Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and the Hospital Committee, supplemented by the author's own inquiries.

I wish to express my special gratitude for valuable cooperation to Professor Dr Polonius, Dortmund, President of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, to Professor Dr Kalmar, Hamburg, Professor Dr Ulmer, Heidelberg, President of the German Society for Pediatric Cardiology, Professor Dr Meyer, Bad Oeynhausen and Dr Huber, Ärztekammer Nordrhein - Project Office, Quality Assurance in Cardiac Surgery (Chapter 8.0)

This is the second English Edition.

Leitender Ministerialrat
Dr. Ernst Bruckenberger

Hannover, July 1997

English Translation:
Rüdiger A Hoffmann MD

Frankfurt am Main, December 1997

Copyright Dr Ernst Bruckenberger, 1997 (German Edition)
Copyright Rüdiger A Hoffmann, 1997 (English Translation)

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