• "Biobanks can help you accelerate your career"

    How data and samples from the DZHK collection can help your research - Dr Wesley Abplanalp talks about this in an interview.

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  • 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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21.02.2024 Scientific News >

Innovative computer tomography improves assessment of coronary heart disease

The findings of the research team at the University Medical Center Mainz led by Dr Tilman Emrich offer the potential for optimised diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

15.02.2024 Scientific News >

Anabolic steroids can increase the risk of heart disease

According to the findings of a collaboration between British and German researchers, patients who are genetically predisposed to cardiovascular diseases are at particularly high risk when abusing steroids.

06.02.2024 News >

Lower Saxony launches early detection of familial hypercholesterolaemia in children aged 5-14 years

The preventive screening programme "VRONI in the North", based on the Bavarian model, helps to identify patients at risk and prevent secondary diseases.

14.02.2024 News >

For an open and democratic society

The German Centres for Health Research (DZG), to which the DZHK belongs, support the statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations: for an open society and against intolerance and xenophobia.

25.01.2024 Research News >

DZHK study: Dampening the immune response in broken heart syndrome

Researchers in Heidelberg are conducting a clinical trial to see if a drug used to treat rheumatism and other conditions can also help patients with broken heart syndrome.


Why clinical research is important

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