Stiftung IHF Institut für Herzinfarktforschung


2013 Projects

The following research projects have been approved by the Board for funding in 2013:


Stiftung IHF participates in a comparative study supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to investigate the question whether patients with myocardial infarction and cardiogenic schock will benefit from a mechanical circulatory support. For more information click here.

AF Net

The Atrial Fibrillation Competence Network (AF Net) is government funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Stiftung IHF has assumed responsibility for statistical evaluation in this project.

European Cardiac MRI Registry

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (short: cardiac MRI) is an innovative diagnostic technique able to provide important information with a variety of diseases without the need of an invasive procedure. Jointly with the Imaging Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology, Stiftung IHF has been managing since 2009 a registry of 27,000 patients to date. For more Information click here.

Myocardial Infarction Registry - Rhineland-Palatinate

Joining the Department of Health of Rhineland-Palatinate, Stiftung IHF supports the first documentation period as well as the intervention period of this statewide infarction registry in 2013. For more information click here.

PCI Registry

This project has been continuously performed for many years in a joint effort with the Senior Hospital Cardiologists Study Group (ALKK e.V.). About 50 German heart centers furnish Stiftung IHF with data from cardiac catheterizations (with and without balloon dilatation). We collect and analyze these data. The data pool dating back to 2003 is updated on a regular basis and available for scientific purposes.

German CPU Registry

In a joint effort with the German Cardiac Society (DGK) and the German Heart Foundation, Stiftung IHF operates the German CPU Registry. This registry collects data from patients admitted to so-called “chest pain units.” The objective is to further optimize the timing, diagnostic procedures, and therapy. For more information click here.

Survey of Acute Coronary Syndrome Therapy at German Heart Centers

Data from 300 German heart centers for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome are collected, analyzed, and finally publicized.

Supporting Publications Based on Existing Databases

Stiftung IHF provides its support in preparing scientific publications by making available databases on a variety of cardiological topics, analyzing data and offering scientific counsel. For the thus created publications click here.


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