Eighteen scientists of the DZHK belong to the "Who is who" of the most cited researchers worldwide. They were included in the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2020". It puts them in the top percent of the most frequently cited researchers in their respective fields. 6,167 people...

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Heart attacks strike suddenly and have a range of different triggers. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) were able to uncover a further underlying cause. Studying arterial deposits (plaque) in patients...

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In laboratory models, the coronavirus can directly infect heart muscle cells, a team from several working groups at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) found out. However, the virus uses a slightly different mechanism than in lung cells. If a direct infection of...

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For half of all heart failure cases there is a lack of effective treatment options. An estimated 37.7 million people worldwide suffer from this so-called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. From November 2020 Dr. Gabriele Schiattarella will head a Junior Research...

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An international research team recently created the first atlas of the human heart. Now the scientists want to add a new dimension to the project: diversity. The team, coordinated by Prof. Norbert Hübner, Principle Investigator at the DZHK and scientist at the Max Delbrück Center...

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Upon a heart infarct or stroke, rapid restoration of blood flow, and oxygen delivery to the hypo perfused regions is of eminent importance to prevent further damage to heart or brain. Arterial diameter is a critical determinant of blood flow conductance. A team headed by DZHK...

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An international team of researchers from six countries has analysed around half a million individual cells and cell nuclei of the human heart. The scientists want to understand how the healthy heart "ticks" and what goes wrong in heart disease. This should enable new treatments...

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If the valve between the aorta and the heart needs to be replaced, doctors have a minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), also called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in the United States. In this catheter-based procedure,...

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A research project is starting at Frankfurt University Hospital to investigate how the body's own immune response causes cardiovascular patients suffering from COVID-19 to have a higher risk of complications. The German Heart Foundation is funding the project with 70,000 euros.

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A recent study provides Covid-19 patients in quarantine with a hybrid smartwatch from Withings, which measures ECG and oxygen saturation. The study aims to find out whether unnecessary hospital stays can be avoided. The German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is...

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