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The Zurich Heart House creates and communicates new knowledge in the field of cardiovascular diseases. Through its affiliation with the University of Zurich, the editorial mandate of the "European Heart Journal" and as the seat of the "Foundation for Cardiovascular Research", the Zurich Heart House is one of the most important cardiology research and education centres in Europe.

The Zurich Heart House is a place of creative knowledge exchange between researchers, scientists, clinicians, practicing physicians, lecturers and staff. As a think tank, it is intended to strengthen Zurich as a location and serve as a service centre for doctors and patients with cardiovascular diseases.

Annual Report 2023*

*in German



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ZHH News


Rising stars in cardiology: Florian A. Wenzl

Florian A. Wenzl, MD, of the Center for Molecular Cardiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, is making a name for himself in the field of risk prediction in cardiovascular disease. A project that focused on predicting adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACSs) earned him a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Young Investigator Award (YIA) in Clinical Science at the 2023 Congress Read more here (European Heart Journal (2024) 00, 1–2)!


Best Publication Award 2023 of the Swiss Society of Hypertension

Congratulations to Ms Yan for winning the 2023 Swiss Society of Hypertension Best Publication Award for her paper 

Chronic SIRT1 supplementation in diabetic mice improves endothelial function by suppressing oxidative stress

Read full article (Cardiovascular Research (2023) 119, 2190–2201)


InsideCardiology: New Hot Topics in Cardiology Video!

Check out the new video on "Vascular Dementia: A preventable cause of cognitive decline" with Professor Thomas F. Lüscher.

Watch the video and subscribe to InsideCardiology here!

Cardiology News


Am Puls der Herzmedizin

Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen sind die häufigste Todesursache in der Schweiz, entsprechend intensiv wird das Pumporgan erforscht. Sechs innovative Projekte.

1 — KI für Symptome bei Frauen Europaweite Analyse, Universität Zürich

Erfahren Sie mehr HIER (Horizonte, Dezember 2023)

Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Cardiac Sarcoidosis – An Underrecognized Myocardial Disease

Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic, chronic inflammatory disorder involving lymph nodes and lungs characterized by a non-caseating, epithelioid cell granulomatous inflammation of affected organs. Cardiac involvement has been reported in 5-30% depending on the diagnostic criteria.

Read full article (Cardiovasc Med | 2024;27(1):1–3)



Evaluation and management of patients with coronary chronic total occlusions considered for revascularisation

Chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of coronary arteries can be found in the context of chronic or acute coronary syndromes; sometimes they are an incidental finding in those apparently healthy individuals undergoing imaging for preoperative risk assessment.

Read full article (EuroIntervention, 2024;20:e174-e184)