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The largest global clinical study on the best-possible therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of having a stroke and at increased risk of bleeding is starting at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). In this context, the CLOSURE-AF study...

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When the heart is put under stress during exercise, it is considered healthy. Yet stress due to high blood pressure is bad for the heart. Why? And is this always the case? Researchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and of Heidelberg University Hospital...

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Researchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered that patients with heart failure who have anorexia are also more affected in their physical functional capacity and have worse prognosis. Factors that encourage anorexia are the intake of diuretic...

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Researchers of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the Leipzig Heart Center have discovered that in the setting of an acute coronary syndrome without ST elevation an early invasive coronary angiography could reduce the number of fatalities – however, only in...

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Common salt reduces the number of certain lactic acid bacteria in the gut of mice and humans according to a study published in Nature by Berlin’s Max Delbrück Center and Charité. This has an impact on immune cells which are partly responsible for autoimmune diseases and...

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A healthy heart beats about two billion times during a lifetime – thanks to the interplay of more than 10,000 proteins. Researcher from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB) and the German Heart Centre at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now determined...

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Heart attacks pose a greater threat to women than to men. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), a member organisation of the DZHK, has determined that in the first year after a heart attack women are subject to a significantly higher mortality risk than men with...

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In a festive ceremony, Oliver Söhnlein, DZHK Professor for Vascular Immunotherapy at IPEK, was installed as Guest Professor of Inflammation Research at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Karolinska Institute is a leading medical university in Europe and Scandinavia's...

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Two new studies on diastolic heart failure are starting at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). They will investigate whether this form of heart failure can be better diagnosed and its causes clarified with the help of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging...

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