Portrait Andreas Flammer

Andreas Flammer
Prof. Dr. med.

Senior Attending Physician, Department of Cardiology

Other functions at USZ

  • Representative: Heart Transplantation Center
  • Head of Heart Failure & Heart Transplantation, Department of Cardiology


  • Head of heart failure and heart transplantation
  • Head of Assist-Devices Consultation
  • Co-Head of the Amyloidosis Network Zurich


Tel. +41 43 253 83 08

Other competencies

  • Consultation hours for heart failure, heart transplantation, assist devices
  • Consultation hours as part of the amyloidosis network Zurich
  • Endomyocardial biopsies, hemodynamics (right heart catheter examinations)
  • Clinical research in the field of heart failure
  • Vascular research, in particular retinal vascular function


Studied at the University of Basel. Trained as a cardiologist at the University Hospital Zurich and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA), specializing in vascular research. Research Prize of the Swiss Heart Foundation 2014. Habilitation 2014 in cardiology at the University of Zurich. Since 2012 attending physician in the areas of heart failure and transplantation, as well as echocardiography. Deputy since 2016. Head and since 2018 Head of Heart Failure/Transplantation.

Most important memberships

  • Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • Zurich Society of Cardiology
  • President of the SSC Heart Failure Working Group
  • Swisstransplant Heart Working Group (STAH)
  • Swiss Hypertension Society
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH)
  • Swiss Society Microvascular Research (SSMVR)
  • Union of Vascular Societies of Switzerland (USGG)
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
  • Fellow of the European Heart Failure Association (FHFA)
  • HFA Working Group for Imaging
  • European Society of Microcirculation (ESM)
  • Nucleus Member of the ESM-working group on retinal microvacular research (REtina-SEARCH)

Research focus

Vascular research

  • The eye as a window to the heart (retinal vascular function in heart disease)
  • Studies on the function, structure and repair mechanisms of blood vessels
  • Endothelial dysfunction, inflammation
  • Influence of a flavanol-rich diet (chocolate, cranberries, olives)

Heart failure

  • Blood volume, volume management, diuretics
  • HFpEF, especially amyloidosis


  • Editor-in-Chief “Cardiovascular Medicine”, official journal of the Swiss Society of Cardiology
  • Reviewer for several international journals

For patients

I am happy to arrange personal consultation appointments.

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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For international patients

For an appointment for private consultation, please contact our International Office directly.

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54
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For referrer

To refer your patient for private consultation, contact us as follows:

Tel. +41 44 255 15 15
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