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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