• 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

    Scientists at each DZHK partner site can provide their colleagues from other sites with scientific skills and laboratory methods wherever their work overlaps.

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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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03.07.2020 Research News >

More people die of heart failure in eastern Germany than in the west of the country

Differences in the prevalence of risk factors or in the structure of care may play a role.

03.07.2020 Research News >

Heart repair with the gene scissors

6.5 million US Dollar for transatlantic network of experts from the Leducq Foundation to research new approaches to repair heart disease using genetic scissors technology.

25.06.2020 Research News >

Interplay of two factors endangers hearts of female cancer survivors

Women who already had cancer as a child have a higher risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases

17.06.2020 Research News >

Strengthening European cardiovascular research

A rare form of heart failure, atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death are the focus of three British-Dutch-German research projects that are now starting.

12.06.2020 Research News >

Hereditary high blood pressure due to overactive enzyme

After more than 40 years now scientifically proven: a mutated gene causes a hereditary form of hypertension. This could fundamentally change the therapy.


Consultations for DZHK IT systems

Are you a user of our IT systems in clinical research and have problems, questions or need for training? Then join our regular video consultation hours (in German).

Next consultation: 17.07.2020, DZHK-BDMS (TrialConnect)


Why clinical research is important

Without clinical trials, there is no progress in medicine. Our new Youtube video explains why patient support is key to developing new treatments.

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