Our focus is on performing cutting-edge translational research that benefits patients, while also delivering the state of the art in patient care. This philosophy is translated in practice in a research arm - the Clinical Epidemiology and Systems Medicine (CESM) – and a clinical arm – the department of Preventive Cardiology and Medical Prevention, Department of Cardiology, at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
The Department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center Mainz is the leading cardiology center in Rhineland-Palatinate and the Rhine-Main metropolitan region. Clinical focuses comprise the acute coronary syndrome and chronic cardiovascular disease. With Europe’s first Heart Valve Unit the center is a leading center in Germany in interventional heart valve therapy. A dedicated team of approximately 400 ensures care at the highest international standards to more than 11,000 inpatients and 20,000 outpatients annually.
The Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis Mainz (CTH) was established in 2010 as an Integrated Research and Treatment Center funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research. The CTH provides a unique interdisciplinary environment that facilitates basic research, innovative patient care and the development of new diagnostics and therapies.
The DZHK was established in 2012 on the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The objective of the DZHK is to rapidly and efficiently transfer results from basic research in cardiovascular disease into clinical practice.