• 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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Research Cooperation with the British Heart Foundation

The DZHK and the British Heart Foundation wish to encourage international cooperation between cardiovascular researchers in the UK and Germany. In the future, the programme will also involve the Dutch Heart Foundation (Nederlandse Hartstichting).


Joint Symposium "Heart Failure Interfaces"

The Comprehensive Heart Failure Center Wuerzburg (CHFC) and DZHK organize their first joint symposium. A special focus is also on encouraging young scientists and physicians for a career in cardiovascular science.

Deadline for Abstract-Submission is May 31st, 2019.

Paper of the Month

April 2019

Cardiovascular disease burden from ambient air pollution in Europe reassessed using novel hazard ratio functions. European Heart Journal. DZHK authors: Daiber, Münzel

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