We will find a solution for every heart disease Department
We will find a solution for every heart disease
There are few heart diseases that we can cure and heart disease is still responsible for much suffering and death. Still there are cardiological conditions for which there is no proper treatment. We do not want to accept this.

We strive for a world in which heart disease no longer has a negative impact on longevity and quality of life. We believe that every cardiological disease eventually can be resolved. We are taking major steps in this science area.

In cardiology, research and practice are intertwined.

  • We translate problems that we experience in practice into research.
  • We make the results available after clinical trials for all patients with heart disease.

This way we improve patient care and help our colleagues to help their patients.

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Heart disease is one of the most common conditions in the world

There is no other medical field where innovations go so fast and show so much results. In the past 30 years, the average life expectancy has increased by 7.5 years. Developments in cardiology contribute 4.5 years to this.

In the past decades our team has significantly contributed to better prevention and treatment of several heart diseases, including coronary heart disease, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Our research ranges from basic and translational science to multicenter clinical trials. Research at UMCG Cardiology is focused in four different areas. Find out about the on going projects in each area.

  • UMCG cardiology research center is one of the largest heart research centers in the Netherlands, embedded in the largest academic cardiology clinic in the Netherlands. There are very few places in the world where clinical cardiology and research and are so well connected.

  • With a team of cardiologists, post-docs, PhD students, medical students and research staff, we continue to discover new causes and new treatments for several heart diseases.

    We provide the unique opportunity to work from state-of-the art experimental technologies, through advanced artificial intelligence applications, to improve clinical understanding and develop novel therapies for complex cardiac diseases.


University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Cardiology
Postbus 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

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University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Cardiology
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen