• Mission

    The most important goal of the DZHK is to make research findings available as quickly as possible to all patients in Germany and to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Shared Expertise

    The scientists of the different DZHK partner sites provide their colleagues at other partner sites with scientific competences or laboratory methods in the context of at least bilateral projects.

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  • Clinical Studies

    DZHK-research focusses on clinical studies, registers and cohorts involving all 17 clinical site partners. Also non-DZHK-member-institutions include patients in DZHK-studies.

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DZHK at the Annual Meeting of the DGK

The DZHK is present at the Annual Meeting of the German Cardiac Society (DGK) in Mannheim again. DZHK members present their research on various scientific lectures and sessions, furthermore there are internal meetings. At the DZHK booth (no. 105) a quick-drawer designs cartoons of the visitors.

DZHK makes possible what patients need

Professor Stefanie Dimmeler explains, how The German Center for Cardiovascular Disease (DZHK) brings scientifically innovative concepts to the patients's bed.

Conference Dates

13. Norddeutsche Herztage
Heart Rhythm 2017
Hamburg Heart Days
DZHK-Retreat 2017

Paper of the Month

March 2017

Disruption of cardiac cholinergic neurons enhances susceptibility to ventricular arrhythmias, Nature Communications 8 (2017), Article number: 14155 (2017) doi:10.1038/ncomms14155, DZHK authors: Jungen, Scherschel, Eickholt, Klatt, Bork, Willems, Nikolaev, Meyer

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Funded by the DZHK since january 2015: The Cardiological Competence Networks