The NOAH – AFNET 6 trial which is conducted to evaluate the potential benefit of oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial high rate episodes (AHRE) is going to be terminated prematurely. The reason for early termination is an observed trend towards futility for efficacy...

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Almost a year after a SARS-CoV-2 infection, more than half of the participants in a Frankfurt study reported heart problems, such as tachycardia, chest pain and exercise intolerance: that is, symptoms worsening after even minor exertion. A team led by Dr Valentina Puntmann and...

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Patients with heart failure frequently also suffer from atrial fibrillation. Their heart then beats irregularly and often too fast, further worsening the heart failure , which may lead to hospitalization. A study funded by the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is...

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Patients with atrial fibrillation benefit from early rhythm-maintenance therapy. It prevents complications better than the usual treatment. This is the result of the EAST-AFNET 4 study conducted by the Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET). Analyses of various subgroups of the...

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In a study conducted by the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), scientists are investigating a heart valve replacement made of the patient's own tissue, which is unique worldwide according to the current state of knowledge. The goal is to obtain safe implants that...

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For the first time, the six German Centers for Health Research (DZG) are launching a joint research program - the DZG Innovation Fund (DZGIF).

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Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital together with a team of international researchers demonstrate a positive effect of physical activity on the generation of new heart muscle cells in older hearts in an animal model / Molecular analyses provide information on the...

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Cardiomyopathy is not a uniform disease. Rather, individual genetic defects lead to heart failure in different ways, an international consortium reports in “Science”. MDC researcher Norbert Hübner is one of the senior authors.

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Many diseases progress differently in women and men. There are often differences in the way they develop. This also applies to cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this has not yet been clarified. Dr. Daniel Andergassen suspects that part of the answer lies in the sex...

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Zebrafish can regenerate heart muscle tissue after injury. Connective tissue cells play an important role in the process by temporarily entering an activated cell state. This is reported by a research team led by the two DZHK scientists Jan Philipp Junker and Daniela Panáková...

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