• 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 Retreat

The 6th DZHK Retreat takes place from 13 - 15 September 2018 in Königsstein (Taunus). PIs, DZHK Scientists and Young DZHK members can participate. In the run-up to the main retreat members of the Young DZHK meet for the 5th Young DZHK Retreat.


Clinical data and biomaterials

The DZHK collection of data and biomaterials is available to scientists worldwide. Get an overview of the collection. Use the Feasibility Explorer.

Paper of the Month

June 2018

Inflammation leads through PGE/EP3 signaling to HDAC5/MEF2‐dependent transcription in cardiac myocytes. EMBO Molecular Medicine (2018), DZHK authors: Tóth, Schell, Lévay, Vettel, Theis, Haslinger, Alban, Werhahn, Frischbier, Krebs‐Haupenthal, Katus, Wieland, Backs

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