Dr. med. Olaf Walter Franzen

Specialist in
General Internal Medicine
German, English, Danish


Diagnostisches und therapeutisches Herzzentrum
Doctor direct

Core competencies

  • Catheter treatment of heart disorders
  • Mitraclipping (first doctor in Europe)
  • Percutaneous valve Implantation in native mitral valve (CardiQ-Klappe) (first doctor worldwide)
  • Diagnostics and therapy of structural and congenital heart disorders in adults
  • Interventional therapy of aortic valve diseases (TAV)
  • Interventional therapy of mitral valve diseases (Mitraclip, percutaneous mitral valve replacement TAVI, Carillon) (being one of the most experienced experts wordlwide)
  • Closure of paravalvular leak
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion
  • Mitral balloon valvotomy
  • Occlusion of fistulae in the heart (ASD, PFO, VSD, Ductus arterisous botallo)
  • Interventional therapy of coronary heart disorders
  • Echocardiography

Professional career

2010 - 2013
Locum Consultant Cardiology, Royal Brompton Hospital London
2010 - 2014
Consultant "Overlaege" Rigshospitalet Kopenhagen, Danmark
1996 - 2010
Aip 17.5.1996 - 31.12.1998
Registrar, University Hospital Eppendorf
Full licensing as a physician 01.01.1998
Specialist for internal medicine and cardiology 24.02.2010
Consultant, University Heart Centre Hamburg
Doctorate in medicine
1989 - 1996
Medical studies, University of Hamburg


Diagnostisches und therapeutisches Herzzentrum
Doctor direct

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Vested interests

Jan 2018 - to date
Neovasc (Shareholder)