Herz & Rhythmus Zentrum

Innovative Cardiac Surgery
Comprehensive Cardiac Arrhythmia center

The Heart & Rhythm is a comprehensive heart center applying the principles of our HeartTeam in our daily practice. Our main offices are located at the Bellaria Street behind the Klinik im Park. We can use the hospital infrastructure of all private hospitals in Zurich (Klinik Hirslanden and Klinik im Park) but also have access to the Triemli Hospital. In addition, we have operating privileges at the Centre Cardiothoracique de Monaco. We are happy to be at your service.

Our core competency is our heartteam - unique in Switzerland - All about atrial fibrillation

The Heart & Rhythm center specializes in the examination and treatment of all cardiac disorders. Our specialists master modern cardiology and innovative cardiac surgery. The core competence is persistent or complex atrial fibrillation, especially for previously treated patients after one or more catheter ablations. These patients benefit most from our new and innovative approach.

We offer the entire spectrum of innovative and modern heart surgery, komplex electrophysiology and surgical atrial fibrillation ablations. Our core competence is the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

All patients at the private hospitals of the Hirslanden Group (Klinik Hirslanden and Klinik im Park) as well as at the public city hospital Triemli (STZ) are treated independently of their insurance. Internationally, Prof. Salzberg is also accredited for heart surgery and surgical ablations at the Center Cardiothoracique de Monaco.  

Modern heart surgery

innovative elctrophysiology


Prof. Salzberg is internationally renowned for his experience in the field of surgical atrial fibrillation ablations. This was the impetus to found the Heart & Rhythm center. His longtime mentor Dr. Wim-Jan van Boven (PhD) from Amsterdam, the man behind minimally invasive surgical methods, is his surgical partner. Together they have been operating for over 10 years with excellent results and many satisfied patients. The specialized electrophysiologist, Dr. Thomas Zerm is a very experienced cardiologist, and leads one of the largest electrophysiology centers in Hamburg. He participates in all our HearTeam conferences, where all patients are discussed together and it is decided which therapy will be applied - similar to a tumor board. Every two weeks Dr. Zerm performs the electrophysiological intervention in collaboration with Prof. Salzberg at the Hirslanden Clinic in Zurich.

We are a small team which has been working together for a longtime and have a very broad experience. With little bureaucracy and in direct cooperation with our referring physicians, we can determine the optimal treatment for all patients (irrespective of the insurance class) individually and hold us to a very high standard. We look forward to hearing from you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch. 


This concept needs to be lived fully. Only then patients can really benefit from the HeartTeam. By eliminating any kind of bias in the therapeutic decision making, we can offer the most suitable treatment to any given patient. The HeartTeam's approach leads to tailored treatment strategies, which are in accordance to your medical imperatives. Together with all specialists and, if necessary, other doctors or patients themselves, we can decide together, who gets which therapy and why.

There are many ways to deal with all sorts of heart conditions. Whether first with medications, a catheter, or surgery – let us take good care of you. We practice the art of medicine in accordance to the latest Guidelines.

We are your specialists and are happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you.  

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Erfahrungen von Patienten

After 20 years of atrial fibrillation - Video
Patient experience after a successful surgical ablationWeitere Erfahrungsberichte
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