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Innovative research against cardiovascular diseases


Preclinical Research

We focus on the steps immediately preceding clinical trials. These are lengthy and require specialized knowledge, for example in regulatory affairs.

Clinical Research

Our clinical trials test new compounds and improve guidelines. They have a direct impact on patient care.

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SYNERGIE - Research for Health

The magazine of the DZG

Can a stroke damage the heart? Is sports medicine? And why can blood cells make the heart sick? We report on exciting DZHK research on the heart and how it can benefit patients.


Young-DZHK is a network of 1,500 young scientists. Their common goal: to make research ideas fit for practice.

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DZHK Heart Bank

Our DZHK Heart Bank combines valuable resources of biospecimens, associated clinical data, image data and genomic data collected through DZHK clinical trials and other projects.

With the DZHK Heart Bank, we want to contribute to research and the improvement of health. Therefore, we make our resources available for research projects worldwide.


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Causes, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common cardiovascular diseases: Learn about them here.


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The DZHK consists of 31 partner institutions at 7 partner sites. The partner institutions include 14 university hospitals and universities as well as centers of the Helmholtz Association, Leibniz and Max Planck Institutes and one departmental research institution.

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