Congenital heart defects

The affected person is at the center of our attention and our great ambition is to offer the patients entrusted to us competent, comprehensive and personal care. We work together with many specialists from other departments at the USZ.

In addition to medical care, this also includes support in coping with any psychological and social stress caused by the heart disease. If necessary, we are supported by specially trained experts (e.g. social workers, psychiatrists or psychologists).

We work closely with our colleagues in the cardiac department of the University Children’s Hospital Zurich, which ensures the smooth transfer of young people and their families in the form of a joint handover visit.

Arrangement of consultation appointments

Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00

Tel. +41 44 255 91 24

Medical information and emergencies

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83

Day doctor cardiac department (for emergencies 24h):
+41 44 255 90 09

For referrer

University Hospital Zurich
University Heart Center Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 91 24
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Congenital heart defects team

Lukas Mark Meier, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83
Specialties: Adults with congenital heart defects (GUCH/ACHD), Structural heart disease/aortopathies/pregnancy, Echocardiography

Francesca Bonassin Tempesta, Dr. med.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83
Specialties: Aortic diseases (diseases of the arteries)

Matthias Greutmann, Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83
Specialties: Congenital heart defects, Connective tissue diseases, Echocardiography (2012 Certification ESC, CHD)

Daniela Babic-Conradi

Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83
Specialties: Adults with congenital heart defects (GUCH/ACHD), Structural heart disease / aortopathies / pregnancy, Echocardiography

Bruno Miguel Santos Lopes, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83

Theresa Seeliger, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83

Angela Oxenius, Dr. med.

Consultant physician, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 44 255 38 83

Alexander Gotschy, Dr. med.

Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology
Attending Physician, Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

Tel. +41 43 253 78 90
Specialties: Interventional cardiology, Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI), Imaging of congenital heart defects

Heiko Schneider, Ph.D.

Attending Physician with extended responsibilites, Department of Cardiology

Tel. +41 43 253 02 91
Specialties: Adults with congenital heart defects (ACHD / GUCH), Catheter-based, invasive diagnosis and treatment of structural heart disease, Cardiac catheterization under stress (ergometry)

Oliver Kretschmar, Prof. Dr. med.

Konsiliararzt, Klinik für Kardiologie

Tel. +41 44 266 71 11

More information

The experiences of people with congenital heart defects are very individual. Nevertheless, it can sometimes be helpful if our patients and their relatives can exchange experiences and knowledge about their heart defect. This is why we work closely with patient organizations and the Swiss Umbrella Association for Congenital Heart Defects. With the help of brochures and our own experiences, we inform patients about the positive and supportive possibilities.