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Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain’s memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research...

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The pathological dilation of the heart muscle could have different characteristics in young patients and should therefore be treated individually. This is the result of a study conducted by the Cardio-Pulmonary Institute at the Universities of Frankfurt and Gießen. The findings...

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A small, wearable heart monitor can detect atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients ten times more frequently than standard tests. This is the result of a new trans-Atlantic study involving researchers from Canada and Germany.

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Cardiac arrhythmias were the most common cardiovascular problem in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. This is shown in an evaluation by scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology at Heidelberg...

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Atherosclerosis, a lipid-triggered chronic inflammatory disease of our arteries, is the main cause of strokes and heart attacks. An international team of researchers led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the LMU University Hospital has developed novel synthetic...

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How can doctors provide better preventive care for patients with type 2 diabetes at high cardiovascular risk? The project PräVaNet at Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin is testing prevention strategies. The focus is on digital tools to constantly record blood pressure, blood...

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For the first time, engineered heart muscle (EHM) from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) will be used to treat patients with heart failure. After regulatory approval, recruitment of the first patient for the first-in-class, first-in-patient BioVAT-HF-DZHK20 early...

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Diastolic heart failure can be reliably detected with a newly developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology, shows a study by the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the Göttingen site. Until now, this was only possible with a heart catheterisation study,...

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What role does the so-called cytoskeleton play in heart failure? An international group of researchers led by Prof. Lucie Carrier from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) is now focusing on this area of heart disease, which has received little attention to date....

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After an infection, the risk of a heart attack in cardiovascular risk patients increases up to twenty times. Scientists from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have found that the immune cells are involved in this in a mouse model. However, specific molecules...

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