• 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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Strengthening clinical research

It is often not easy for physicians to reconcile clinical practice and research. The DZHK rotation programme enables physicians interested in research to be released from clinical work for one year in order to focus on a research project.

Young DZHK members can apply until 31 March 2019.

Conference Dates

Paper of the Month

February 2019

ApoE attenuates unresolvable inflammation by complex formation with activated C1q, Nature Medicine. DZHK authors: Yin, Mohanta, Steffens, Eckstein, Weber

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