Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, German Heart Center Berlin, Berlin, Germany AND
DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), partner site Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Axel Unbehaun is a senior consultant in cardiac surgery at the German Heart Center Berlin, Germany. He assumes responsibility for transcatheter therapies in structural heart disease at the German Heart Center Berlin. He serves as the co-director of the institutional Transcatheter Valve Unit.
Since 2008, he has been continuously involved in establishing and advancing the local Transcatheter Heart Valve program with more than 6000 procedures to date. Beside his interest in contemporary cardiac surgery, he has extensive experience in comprehensive imaging-based strategy planning for transcatheter and hybrid procedures. Axel Unbehaun performs all types of transcatheter heart valve procedures with all access types. His scientific interest is focused on device landing zone complications, methodological limitations, predictors of long-term outcome, and application of transcatheter procedures under critical circumstances.