• "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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20.09.2023 Scientific News >

Experts call for wider use of genetic testing for cardiovascular diseases

The consensus paper from the German Society of Cardiology (DGK), the German Society of Human Genetics (GfH) and the German Society of Paediatric Cardiology (DGPK) highlights the importance of genetic diagnostics.

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18.09.2023 Scientific News >

Improved imaging of coronary arteries using optical coherence tomography

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, a team led by Prof. Dr. Ulf Landmesser from the DHZC at the Charité in Berlin has investigated optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the treatment of coronary heart disease.

01.09.2023 Scientific News >

Novel approach to treating pulmonary hypertension

Chronically elevated blood pressure in the lung vessels contributes to the progression of heart disease - often with fatal consequences. Scientists at the Charité in Berlin have now presented new findings on pulmonary hypertension.


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.