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Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Univ.-Prof. Dr.


Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Medical Center, Albert Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

Internal Collaborations

University Medical Center, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg
    •     Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
    •     Central Laboratory
    •     General Paediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Neonatology
    •     Internal Medicine III (Cardiology)
    •     Medical Physics
    •     Neurology and Neurophysiology
    •     NeuropathologyNuclear Medicine
    •     Paediatric Cardiology / Congenital Heart Defects
    •     Psychosomatic Medicine
    •     Radiology, Diagnostics
    •     Thoracic Surgery
    •     Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
    •     Institute of Pathology
    •     Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology
    •     Center for Clinical Studies (ZKS)

    Department of Microsystems Engineering, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
    •     Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces
    •     Design of Microsystems
    •     Micro-optics

    Institute of Sociology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

External Collaborations

    •     Heart Center Bad Krozingen, Bad Krozingen, Germany
    •     Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, Furtwangen University, Furtwangen,     Germany
    •     Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland
    •     Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
    •     Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California – Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
    •     Division of Cardiovascular Surgery of Peter Munk Cardiac Center at Toronto General Hospital and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    •     Klinische Abteilung für Gefäßchirurgie, Universitätsklinik Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria


  •     Heart Failure (e.g. Transplantation, Mechanical Assist Devices)
  •     Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
  •     Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

Membership in Boards

  • German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Member of review board, German Research Foundation
  • Member of review board, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation


181 original papers, thereof:

  1. Blum, U., Voshage, G., Lammer, J., Beyersdorf, F., Töllner, D., Kretschmer, G:, Spillner, G., Polterauer, P., Nagel, G., Hölzenbein T., Thurnher, S., Langer, M.: Endoluminal stent-grafts for infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms. N Engl J Med 336 (1997), 13-20
  2. MRC Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial (ACST) Collaborative Group (Freiburg: Beyersdorf F, Hetzel A, Spillner G, et al.): Prevention of disabling and fatal strokes by successful cardotid endarterectomy in patients without recent neurological symptoms: randomized controlled trial. Lancet 2004; 363: 1491-502
  3. DiDonato M, Torso A, Dor V, Sabatier M, Barletta G, Menicanti L, Fantini F, Beyersdorf F: Surgical ventricular restoration improves mechanical intraventricular dyssynchrony in ischemic cardiomyopathy. Circulation 2004; 109: 2536-2543
  4. Athanasuleas CL, Buckberg GD, Stanley AWH, Siler W, Dor V, di Donato M, Menicanti L, de Oliveira SA, Beyersdorf F, Kron IL, Suma H, Kouchoukos NT, Moore W, McCarthy PM, Oz MC, Fontan F, Scott ML, Accola KA, and the RESTORE Group: Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR) in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure Due to Post-Infarction Ventricular Dilatation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2004; 44: 1439-45
  5. Siegenthaler MP, Martin J, van de Loo A, Doenst T, Bothe, W, Beyersdorf, F: Implantation of the Permanent Jarvik-2000 Left Ventricular Assist Device. J Am Coll Cardiol 2002; 39: 1764-72


  • Research in the field of Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Research in the field of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury (acute coronary occlusions, acute limb ischemia, reperfusion after HTX)
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