The human heart can only marginally heal itself when it is damaged. Because heart muscle cells hardly divide at all in a fully-grown organism. DZHK scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, together with an international team of...

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The German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB), a partner institution of the DZHK, is the first clinic in Germany to use a new type of system for the preservation of donor hearts. This allows the hearts to be transported over a longer period of time.

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Researchers have analysed the genetic makeup of around 25,000 people and discovered new genes involved in the development of congenital heart defects (AHF). The team around the Kiel human geneticist and DZHK professor Marc-Phillip Hitz used biobank data and samples as well as the...

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Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and increased mortality. This is the result of a study by scientists from the Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CTH) of the Mainz University Medical Center and the German Center...

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Scientists at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered a new biomarker for estimating the risk of another heart attack or death after an index heart attack. The biomarker 'Cellular Communication Network Factor 1' (CCN1), which can be measured in blood...

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After providing funding for single-cell analysis of adult hearts, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is now supporting the creation of a cell atlas of children’s hearts. An international team led by Christine Seidman of Harvard University and Norbert Hübner of the MDC is again among...

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For the first time, patients with a certain form of heart failure can be treated specifically - with a diabetes drug. The drug lowers their risk of hospitalization or death by 21 percent. So far, there has been a lack of good treatment options for heart failure patients with...

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Immediate angiograms are not necessary, and can even cause worse outcomes, after a cardiac arrest where there is no obvious cause. These are the results presented from the TOMAHAWK-DZHK4 stud at the European Congress of Cardiology, published simultaneously in the New England...

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After a heart attack, an implanted heart monitor can better detect those at risk of serious complications, when compared to conventional follow-up care. This is the result of a study by researchers from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research, presented at the European...

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SARS-CoV-2 infection can weaken the heart, but it recovers in most patients after two months. Munich scientists from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the LMU Hospital have shown this in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

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