CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2023; 71(08): 605-608
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1776293

Strong German Hearts 2023: A Field Report

Laura Rings
1   Department of Cardiac Surgery, City Hospital of Zürich – Site Triemli, Zurich, Switzerland
Luca Koechlin
2   Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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What do the special forces of the Federal Police and heart surgeons have in common? To find out, a team of the German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG) started a pilot project called “Strong German Hearts” with an intensive 36-hour training supported by the special forces of the Federal Police.

Publication History

Received: 30 July 2023

Accepted: 08 August 2023

Article published online:
22 November 2023

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