• 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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Donation for paediatric cardiological research

The DZHK received a donation of €400.000 from the non-profit association "Kinderherzen wollen leben". The donation will finance a research professorship for cardiogenetics at the Children's Heart Center of the University Medical Center Kiel in Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH).

Conference Dates

Annual Meeting DGTHG
11. Deutsche Kardiodiagnostik-Tage
11th TMF Annual Meeting
e:Med Summer School “COME”
EuroHeartCare 2019
Heart Failure 2019

Paper of the Month

December 2018

The Short-Chain Fatty Acid Propionate Protects from Hypertensive Cardiovascular Damage. Circulation. DZHK authors: Bartolomaeus, Balogh, Marko, Tsvetkov, Wundersitz, Avery, Haase, Kräker, Kusche-Vihrog, Fielitz, Gollasch, Dechend, Müller, Wilck

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