Charité Center of Excellence for Cardiac Arrest

Welcome to the website of our Center of Excellence (COE) for Cardiac Arrest and Targeted Temperature Management at the Charité - Universitätsmedzin Berlin.

The Cardiac Arrest Center is part of the Department of Nephrology and Intensive Care Medicine. We are situated on the Campus Virchow-Klinikum.

Our most important partners for the interdisciplinary treatment of patients after cardiac arrest are the following three departments at the Charité:

Medical Intensive Care

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. K.-U. Eckardt


Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. B. Pieske


Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. M. Endres


The Cardiac Arrest Center at our clinic forms together with various other medical disciplines and clinics a network for the treatment of patients after cardiac arrest. Of special importance is the establishment and observance of standardized treatment sequences for the immediate first intervention which follow current guidelines, but which are also important for the neurological prognosis and further ambulant care.

In addition to the main goal of clinical care the COE is the initiator of many research projects which are carried out on an interdisciplinary basis within the network.  Special research topics are the optimization of clinical sequences in connection with targeted temperature management (TTM), expanded neuro-monitoring and improvement of early assessment of the prognosis. 

A training program of the COE for education of physicians and nurses in the clinical procedures and trouble shooting is also offered.

Cardiac Arrest Care

In this section of the website we offer information concerning our treatment options for patients after cardiac arrest. Our efforts start with resuscitation in the field since our emergency doctors also cover parts of the emergency medical service in Berlin, continues with extracorporeal life support if necessary and is carried on with the treatment for "postresuscitation syndrom".


On this page we provide an overview of our Charité network for the Cardiac Arrest Center or you can get information about our national and international cooperations.


Our COE offers inhouse training as well as the possibility to join us for an internship or just a short training at our facility.


Please click here if you are looking for material regarding our research projects.


Please follow this link if you would like to browse a list of our publications.

Director Cardiac Arrest Center

Prof. Dr. Christian Storm

Skill Training

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