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Due to the corona epidemic, we cancel all internal meetings and all events with external guests.

Meetings are held as far as possible as video conferences. Whether cancelled symposia and conferences are made up for at a later date will be decided later.

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The APPROACH-ACS-AF-DZHK7 study aims to improve the care of patients who have suffered a heart attack.

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Whether patients suffer from acutely or chronically narrowed coronary vessels – quantitative imaging techniques are indispensable when it comes to detecting and treating circulatory disorders of the heart muscle or preventing them in time. An interdisciplinary team, in which...

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Which mechanisms are responsible for the development of heart failure? Scientists at the RheinMain site of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz want to investigate this question with the help of mass spectrometry. The...

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The number is gigantic: About 100 million examinations are carried out with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) every year – and every scanner worldwide uses the technology developed by Jens Frahm with his team at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry. For his...

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When the heart valve between the aorta and the left ventricle is narrowed, i.e. aortic valve stenosis is present, different genes are active in men than in women. Scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have...

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A genetic defect in the ADAMTS19 gene is one of the causes of leaking heart valves in humans. Researchers led by Professor Marc-Phillip Hitz, head of the Cardiogenetics working group at the Clinic for Congenital Heart Defects and Pediatric Cardiology at the...

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Pneumologists of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) and basic researchers of the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) conducted a study on serum troponin I as predictor of mortality in COPD patients. For this reason they evaluated a wide range of cardiovascular...

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Insights into how the heart recovers after myocardial infarction (heart attack) can be obtained with a new radiotracer that targets fibroblast activity prior to it causing permanent damage. Positron emission tomography (PET) can effectively image fibroblast activation after...

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Age is one of the biggest risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Scientists at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have now investigated what happens deep in the heart when it ages. They have studied the cells from thousands of old and young hearts to compare...

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