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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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Infection with SARS-CoV-2 leads to respiratory disease, which can result in lung failure in severe cases. It is then usually necessary to provide invasive ventilation to the affected patients. Simultaneously, complications such as pulmonary embolism or thrombosis in the veins...

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A study conducted by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin found that blood pressure medications have the same effect on COVID-19 patients as they do on people without the disease.

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The Frankfurt heart researcher and director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Center for Molecular Medicine at Goethe University, Professor Stefanie Dimmeler, is honored with the Gold Medal of the European Society of Cardiology. Stefanie Dimmeler is a Principal...

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The EAST-AFNET 4 study provides new evidence on how atrial fibrillation can best be treated in early stages: Therapies that stabilise the heart rhythm can reduce the risk of strokes and severe secondary damage.

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