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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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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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In 2019, these DZHK members are among the one percent of the most cited scientists worldwide.

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Scientists from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the partner site Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered how a small molecule in the heart – responsible for protecting the heart’s pumping action - is produced in mouse heart muscle cells. This...

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To a larger extent than previously considered in medicine, elevated levels of cholesterol increase the long-term risk of suffering a heart attack; in particular for young people. This has been proven by a study completed by researchers at the University Heart & Vascular Centre....

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Without patients participating in clinical trials, we could make no progress in medicine. Nowadays, all treatment decisions are made based on controlled clinical data. The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) has published a video for patients to increase their trust...

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On 1 January 2020, the cardiologist from the Munich University Hospital succeeds Prof. Gerd Hasenfuß on the DZHK Board of Directors, who is leaving at the end of the year.

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Sudden cardiac death causes great suffering and raises many questions. It is therefore a focus of research at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research. Professor Axel Bauer, University Hospital Munich and Medical University Innsbruck, explains who is at risk of sudden...

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