• 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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7th DZHK Retreat

It was a vivid and inspiring scientific exchange at our Retreat between all seven partner sites of the DZHK. Thanks to all contributors who made it a successful event. We are looking forward to the 8th Retreat, which will take place in Potsdam again.


Junior Research Groups

The DZHK is looking for outstanding postdoctoral researchers who want to manage their own project, lead their own team and develop their independent careers. DZHK Junior Research Groups can be established at one of the partner institutions.

Closing date: 30 September 2019

Paper of the Month

August 2019

Application of High-Sensitivity Troponin in Suspected Myocardial Infarction. N Engl J Med. DZHK authors: J.T. Neumann, N.A. Sörensen, M. Mueller‐Hennessen, T. Gori, C. Liebetrau, C. Hamm, H.A. Katus, T. Münzel, U. Landmesser, B. Thorand, A. Peters, T. Keller, P. Wild, E....

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