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Young DZHK scientist Dr. Lena Marie Seegers from the University Hospital Frankfurt, Centre for Internal Medicine III, receives the German Heart Foundation's "Women's Hearts" science prize for her work on gender-specific differences in plaque structures. The prize was awarded for...

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Last week, an artificial tricuspid valve was implanted at the Centre for Cardiology at the Mainz University Medical Centre for the first time worldwide: With the Evoque tricuspid valve replacement, the last of the four heart valves can now be replaced without major surgery using...

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Among the most influential researchers worldwide are 15 scientists from the DZHK: the list of "Highly Cited Researchers" recognises the influence of researchers on their field. It measures how often colleagues cite their work. This year, 6,849 researchers are on the list of...

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The German Heart Foundation e.V. shows first aiders what to do in the event of sudden cardiac arrest: The four steps of resuscitation.

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In patients with device-detected atrial fibrillation the risk of stroke appears low (1% per year) compared to patients with ECG-detected atrial fibrillation, even in patients with long episodes. Anticoagulation can slightly reduce stroke risk, but also increase major bleeding....

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"Heart and brain together in focus" is the title of the public lecture series of the University of Göttingen and the Lower Saxony Academy of Sciences in Göttingen in the winter semester 2023/2024. In the series, scientists from the Göttingen Cluster of Excellence "Multiscale...

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Researchers at the DZHK partner site in Munich have demonstrated for the first time what role a specific microRNA plays in atherosclerosis – and how it manages to intervene in this signaling pathway.

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Organoids help researchers understand biological processes in health and disease. However, it is difficult to influence how they organise themselves into complex tissues. A group led by DZHK-PI Nikolaus Rajewsky now describes in "Nature Methods" a new method with which they have...

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Whether the SCAI shock classification can also be usefully applied to cardiac surgery patients has now been investigated by DHZC physician Dr. Tobias Röschl from the DHZC "Clinical Data Science" working group headed by Prof. Alexander Meyer. For this purpose, he subsequently...

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A task force co-chaired by DZHK scientist and DHZC heart surgeon Simon Sündermann has developed an interdisciplinary consensus on the uniform determination of frailty as a risk factor in heart surgery.

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