Here you will find publications of the DZHK in chronological order (newest on top). First authors in grey are members of the Young DZHK. For more publications, please also check out the websites of the individual research institutions that participate in the DZHK.


Predictive Value for Cardiovascular Events of Common Carotid Intima Media Thickness and Its Rate of Change in Individuals at High Cardiovascular Risk - Results from the Prog-Imt Collaboration. Lorenz, M. W., Gao, L., Ziegelbauer, K., Norata, G. D., Empana, J. P., Schmidtmann, I., Lin, H. J., McLachlan, S., Bokemark, L., Ronkainen, K., Amato, M., Schminke, U., Srinivasan, S. R., Lind, L., Okazaki, S., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Willeit, P., Polak, J. F., Steinmetz, H., Sander, D. et al. PloS one 13, e0191172, (2018).  

Relationship between Exercise Intervention and No Pathway in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Baldassarri, F., Schwedhelm, E., Atzler, D., Boger, R. H., Cordts, K., Haller, B., Pressler, A., Muller, S., Suchy, C., Wachter, R., Dungen, H. D., Hasenfuss, G., Pieske, B., Halle, M., Edelmann, F. & Duvinage, A. Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals, 1-11, (2018).  

Impacts of Microbiome Metabolites on Immune Regulation and Autoimmunity. Haase, S., Haghikia, A., Wilck, N., Muller, D. N. & Linker, R. A. Immunology, (2018).  

Etidronate Prevents Dystrophic Cardiac Calcification by Inhibiting Macrophage Aggregation. Bauer, C., le Saux, O., Pomozi, V., Aherrahrou, R., Kriesen, R., Stolting, S., Liebers, A., Kessler, T., Schunkert, H., Erdmann, J. & Aherrahrou, Z. Scientific reports 8, 5812, (2018).  

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Versus Medical Therapy for Prevention of Recurrent Cryptogenic Embolism: Updated Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Alushi, B., Lauten, A., Cassese, S., Colleran, R., Schupke, S., Rai, H., Schunkert, H., Meier, B., Landmesser, U. & Kastrati, A. Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, (2018).  

Telemedical Monitoring of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure Has a Positive Effect on Total Health Costs. Herold, R., Hoffmann, W. & van den Berg, N. BMC health services research 18, 271, (2018).  

Letter by El-Battrawy Et Al Regarding Article, "the Effects of Public Access Defibrillation on Survival after out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies". El-Battrawy, I., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. Circulation 137, 1646-1647, (2018).  

Long-Term Heart-Specific Mortality among 347 476 Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy: A Registry-Based Cohort Study. Weberpals, J., Jansen, L., Muller, O. J. & Brenner, H. European heart journal, (2018).  

Traffic-Associated Air Pollution as a Risk Factor for Cancer in Individuals with Coronary Artery Disease. Prochaska, J. H. & Wild, P. S. European journal of preventive cardiology, 2047487318768942, (2018).  

Clinical, Angiographic, and Procedural Correlates of Very Late Absorb Scaffold Thrombosis: Multistudy Registry Results. Ellis, S. G., Gori, T., Serruys, P. W., Nef, H., Steffenino, G., Brugaletta, S., Munzel, T., Feliz, C., Schmidt, G., Sabate, M., Onuma, Y., van Geuns, R. J., Gao, R. L., Menichelli, M., Kereiakes, D. J., Stone, G. W., Testa, L., Kimura, T. & Abizaid, A. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 11, 638-644, (2018).  

Towards the Clinical Management of Cardiac Involvement in Systemic Inflammatory Conditions—a Central Role for Cmr. Winau, L., Nagel, E., Herrmann, E. & Puntmann, V. O. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, (2018).  

Mechanical Circulatory Support: The Last Resort in Cardiogenic Shock? Thiele, H., Desch, S. & de Waha, S. EuroIntervention 13, 2099-2101, (2018).  

Inducible Disruption of the C-Myb Gene Allows Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation without Irradiation. Stremmel, C., Schuchert, R., Schneider, V., Weinberger, T., Thaler, R., Messerer, D., Helmer, S., Geissmann, F., Frampton, J., Massberg, S. & Schulz, C. Journal of immunological methods, (2018).  

International, Multicenter Evaluation of a New D-Dimer Assay for the Exclusion of Venous Thromboembolism Using Standard and Age-Adjusted Cut-Offs. Parry, B. A., Chang, A. M., Schellong, S. M., House, S. L., Fermann, G. J., Deadmon, E. K., Giordano, N. J., Chang, Y., Cohen, J., Robak, N., Singer, A. J., Mulrow, M., Reibling, E. T., Francis, S., Griffin, S. M., Prochaska, J. H., Davis, B., McNelis, P., Delgado, J., Kumpers, P. et al. Thrombosis Research 166, 63-70, (2018).  

Peripheral Serotonin Synthesis as a New Drug Target. Matthes, S. & Bader, M. Trends in pharmacological sciences, (2018).  

Respiration and the Watershed of Spinal Csf Flow in Humans. Dreha-Kulaczewski, S., Konopka, M., Joseph, A. A., Kollmeier, J., Merboldt, K. D., Ludwig, H. C., Gartner, J. & Frahm, J. Scientific reports 8, 5594, (2018).  

Cardiac (Myo)Fibroblasts Modulate the Migration of Monocyte Subsets. Pappritz, K., Savvatis, K., Koschel, A., Miteva, K., Tschope, C. & Van Linthout, S. Scientific reports 8, 5575, (2018).  

Clinical Determinants of Thrombin Generation Measured in Presence and Absence of Platelets-Results from the Gutenberg Health Study. Panova-Noeva, M., Schulz, A., Spronk, H. M., Beicht, A., Laubert-Reh, D., van Oerle, R., Arnold, N., Prochaska, J. H., Blettner, M., Beutel, M., Pfeiffer, N., Munzel, T., Lackner, K. J., Ten Cate, H. & Wild, P. S. Thrombosis and haemostasis, (2018).  

A Novel Long Non-Coding Rna Myolinc Regulates Myogenesis through Tdp-43 and Filip1. Militello, G., Hosen, M. R., Ponomareva, Y., Gellert, P., Weirick, T., John, D., Hindi, S. M., Mamchaoui, K., Mouly, V., Doring, C., Zhang, L., Nakamura, M., Kumar, A., Fukada, S. I., Dimmeler, S. & Uchida, S. Journal of molecular cell biology, (2018).  

Bioresorbable Everolimus-Eluting Vascular Scaffold for Patients Presenting with Non Stelevation-Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Three-Years Follow-Up1. Anadol, R., Dimitriadis, Z., Polimeni, A., Wendling, F., Gonner, S., Ullrich, H., Lorenz, L., Weissner, M., Munzel, T. & Gori, T. Clinical hemorheology and microcirculation, (2018).   

Ex-Met Study: Exercise in Prevention on of Metabolic Syndrome - a Randomized Multicenter Trial: Rational and Design. Tjonna, A. E., Ramos, J. S., Pressler, A., Halle, M., Jungbluth, K., Ermacora, E., Salvesen, O., Rodrigues, J., Bueno, C. R., Jr., Munk, P. S., Coombes, J. & Wisloff, U. BMC public health 18, 437, (2018).  

Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy Leads to Growth Restriction and Epigenetic Modification of the Srebf2 Gene in Rat Fetuses. Golic, M., Stojanovska, V., Bendix, I., Wehner, A., Herse, F., Haase, N., Kraker, K., Fischer, C., Alenina, N., Bader, M., Schutte, T., Schuchardt, M., van der Giet, M., Henrich, W., Muller, D. N., Felderhoff-Muser, U., Scherjon, S., Plosch, T. & Dechend, R. Hypertension 71, 911-920, (2018).  

Metabolic Impact on the Hypothalamic Kisspeptin-Kiss1r Signaling Pathway. Wahab, F., Atika, B., Ullah, F., Shahab, M. & Behr, R. Frontiers in endocrinology 9, 123, (2018).  

Refining the Accuracy of Validated Target Identification through Coding Variant Fine-Mapping in Type 2 Diabetes. Mahajan, A., Wessel, J., Willems, S. M., Zhao, W., Robertson, N. R., Chu, A. Y., Gan, W., Kitajima, H., Taliun, D., Rayner, N. W., Guo, X., Lu, Y., Li, M., Jensen, R. A., Hu, Y., Huo, S., Lohman, K. K., Zhang, W., Cook, J. P., Prins, B. P. et al. Nature genetics 50, 559-571, (2018).  

Galectin-3 Reflects the Echocardiographic Grades of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction. Ansari, U., Behnes, M., Hoffmann, J., Natale, M., Fastner, C., El-Battrawy, I., Rusnak, J., Kim, S. H., Lang, S., Hoffmann, U., Bertsch, T., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. Annals of laboratory medicine 38, 306-315, (2018).  

Response to Drs. Rasmussen and Pareek Regarding Our Paper in Int. J. Cardiol. 2018; 250: 247-252: Hs-Ctroponins for the Prediction of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Established Chd - a Comparative Analysis from the Karola Study. Jansen, H., Koenig, W. & Rothenbacher, D. Int J Cardiol 257, 314, (2018).  

Diagnostic Criteria, Left Ventricular Thrombosis, and Qt-Interval in Takotsubo Syndrome. Santoro, F., Stiermaier, T., Tarantino, N., Guastafierro, F., Graf, T., Moller, C., Di Martino, L. F. M., Thiele, H., Di Biase, M., Eitel, I. & Brunetti, N. D. Int J Cardiol 258, 29, (2018).

Electronic Gadgets and Their Health-Related Claims. Malik, M., Camm, A. J., Huikuri, H., Lombardi, F., Schmidt, G., Schwartz, P. J., Zabel, M. & e-Rhythm Study Group of, E. Int J Cardiol 258, 163-164, (2018).  

Mikrorna-92a-Hemmer Für Die Behandlung Von Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen. Lucas, T. & Dimmeler, S. Cardiovascular research 18, 47-51, (2018).  

Reg3beta Is Associated with Cardiac Inflammation and Provides Prognostic Information in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome. Lorchner, H., Widera, C., Hou, Y., Elsasser, A., Warnecke, H., Giannitsis, E., Hulot, J. S., Braun, T., Wollert, K. C. & Poling, J. Int J Cardiol 258, 7-13, (2018).  

Randomised Comparison of Vascular Response to Biodegradable Polymer Sirolimus Eluting and Permanent Polymer Everolimus Eluting Stents: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study. Koppara, T., Tada, T., Xhepa, E., Kufner, S., Byrne, R. A., Ibrahim, T., Laugwitz, K. L., Kastrati, A. & Joner, M. Int J Cardiol 258, 42-49, (2018).  

More Variety with the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle: Jcsm Clinical Reports and Jcsm Rapid Communications Have Both Gone Live. Anker, S. D., von Haehling, S. & Coats, A. J. S. Journal of cachexia, sarcopenia and muscle 9, 217-219, (2018).  



Management of Hypercalcaemia-Induced Heart Failure Using Mechanical Circulatory Support. Knoll, K., Kurowski, V., Schunkert, H. & Sager, H. B. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, (2018).   

Rebuttal: Comparative Prognostic Value of Postprocedural Creatine Kinase Myocardial Band and High-Sensitivity Troponin T in Patients with Non-St-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Ndrepepa, G. & Kastrati, A. Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions, (2018).   

High-Density Lipoproteins: Effects on Vascular Function and Role in the Immune Response. Haghikia, A. & Landmesser, U. Cardiology clinics 36, 317-327, (2018).  

A Decade of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Coronary Artery Disease: The Challenges Ahead Erdmann, J., Kessler, T., Munoz Venegas, L. & Schunkert, H. Cardiovascular research, (2018).  

Switch in Laminin Beta2 to Laminin Beta1 Isoforms During Aging Controls Endothelial Cell Functions. Wagner, J. U. G., Chavakis, E., Rogg, E. M., Muhly-Reinholz, M., Glaser, S. F., Gunther, S., John, D., Bonini, F., Zeiher, A. M., Schaefer, L., Hannocks, M. J., Boon, R. A. & Dimmeler, S. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, (2018).   

Atrial Fibrillation Manifestations Risk Factors and Sex Differences in a Population-Based Cohort (from the Gutenberg Health Study). Magnussen, C., Ojeda, F., Wild, P. S., Sorensen, N., Rostock, T., Hoffmann, B. A., Prochaska, J. H., Lackner, K. J., Beutel, M. E., Blettner, M., Pfeiffer, N., Rzayeva, N., Sinning, C. R., Blankenberg, S., Munzel, T., Zeller, T. & Schnabel, R. B. The American Journal of Cardiology, (2018).  

Correlation of Mri-Derived Adipose Tissue Measurements and Anthropometric Markers with Prevalent Hypertension in the Community. Lorbeer, R., Rospleszcz, S., Schlett, C. L., Heber, S. D., Machann, J., Thorand, B., Meisinger, C., Heier, M., Peters, A., Bamberg, F. & Lieb, W. Journal of hypertension, (2018).  

Prognostic Impact of Copeptin in Pulmonary Embolism: A Multicentre Validation Study. Hellenkamp, K., Pruszczyk, P., Jimenez, D., Wyzgal, A., Barrios, D., Ciurzynski, M., Morillo, R., Hobohm, L., Keller, K., Kurnicka, K., Kostrubiec, M., Wachter, R., Hasenfuss, G., Konstantinides, S. & Lankeit, M. The European respiratory journal, (2018).  

Annoyance to Different Noise Sources Is Associated with Atrial Fibrillation in the Gutenberg Health Study. Hahad, O., Beutel, M., Gori, T., Schulz, A., Blettner, M., Pfeiffer, N., Lackner, K. J., Sorensen, M., Prochaska, J. H., Wild, P. S. & Munzel, T. Int J Cardiol, (2018).  

Towards a Novel Patch Material for Cardiac Applications: Tissue-Specific Extracellular Matrix Introduces Essential Key Features to Decellularized Amniotic Membrane. Becker, M., Maring, J. A., Schneider, M., Herrera Martin, A. X., Seifert, M., Klein, O., Braun, T., Falk, V. & Stamm, C. International journal of molecular sciences 19, (2018).  

Metabolic Maturation During Muscle Stem Cell Differentiation Is Achieved by Mir-1/133a-Mediated Inhibition of the Dlk1-Dio3 Mega Gene Cluster. Wust, S., Drose, S., Heidler, J., Wittig, I., Klockner, I., Franko, A., Bonke, E., Gunther, S., Gartner, U., Boettger, T. & Braun, T. Cell metabolism, (2018).  

Genetic Alterations in the No-Cgmp Pathway and Cardiovascular Risk. Wobst, J., Schunkert, H. & Kessler, T. Nitric oxide : biology and chemistry, (2018).  

Saturation-Recovery Myocardial T1-Mapping During Systole: Accurate and Robust Quantification in the Presence of Arrhythmia. Messner, N. M., Budjan, J., Lossnitzer, D., Papavassiliu, T., Schad, L. R., Weingartner, S. & Zollner, F. G. Scientific reports 8, 5251, (2018).  

Factors Associated with Underuse of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction: An Analysis of 11 215 Patients from the Swedish Heart Failure Registry. Savarese, G., Carrero, J. J., Pitt, B., Anker, S. D., Rosano, G. M. C., Dahlstrom, U. & Lund, L. H. European journal of heart failure, (2018).  

High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T and Prognosis in Patients with St-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Ndrepepa, G., Kufner, S., Hoyos, M., Harada, Y., Xhepa, E., Hieber, J., Cassese, S., Fusaro, M., Laugwitz, K. L., Schunkert, H. & Kastrati, A. Journal of cardiology, (2018).  

Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis Suppresses Peripheral T Cell Effector Function. Prochaska, J. H., Luther, N., Brahler, M., Schulz, A., Hermanns, M. I., Lackner, K. J., Espinola-Klein, C., Munzel, T., Wild, P. S. & Becker, C. British journal of haematology, (2018).  

Myeloperoxidase, Superoxide Dismutase-3, Cardiometabolic Risk Factors and Distal Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy: Kora F4/Ff4 Study. Herder, C., Kannenberg, J. M., Huth, C., Carstensen-Kirberg, M., Rathmann, W., Koenig, W., Strom, A., Bonhof, G. J., Heier, M., Thorand, B., Peters, A., Roden, M., Meisinger, C. & Ziegler, D. Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews, e3000, (2018).  

Diuretic Dosing in Heart Failure: More Data Are Needed. De Vecchis, R., Rigopoulos, A., Bigalke, B., Manginas, A., Tschope, C. & Noutsias, M. ESC heart failure, (2018).  

Romo: An Efficient Strategy for Functional Mosaic Analysis Via Stochastic Cre Recombination and Gene Targeting in the Rosa26 Locus. Movahedi, K., Wiegmann, R., De Vlaminck, K., Van Ginderachter, J. A. & Nikolaev, V. O. Biotechnology and bioengineering, (2018).  

Modeling Short Qt Syndrome Using Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. El-Battrawy, I., Lan, H., Cyganek, L., Zhao, Z., Li, X., Buljubasic, F., Lang, S., Yucel, G., Sattler, K., Zimmermann, W. H., Utikal, J., Wieland, T., Ravens, U., Borggrefe, M., Zhou, X. B. & Akin, I. Journal of the American Heart Association 7, (2018).  

Protein Aggregates and Proteostasis in Aging: Amylin and Beta-Cell Function. Press, M., Jung, T., Konig, J., Grune, T. & Hohn, A. Mechanisms of ageing and development, (2018).  

Role of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Pathan, F., Puntmann, V. O. & Nagel, E. Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, (2018).  

Chronic Intake of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Fluoxetine Enhances Atherosclerosis. Rami, M., Guillamat-Prats, R., Rinne, P., Salvermoser, M., Ring, L., Bianchini, M., Blanchet, X., Megens, R. T. A., Doring, Y., Walzog, B., Soehnlein, O., Weber, C., Faussner, A. & Steffens, S. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, (2018).  

Strategy for Surgical Correction and Mitigation of Outflow Graft Twist with a Centrifugal-Flow Left Ventricular Assist System. Potapov, E. V., Netuka, I., Kaufmann, F., Falk, V. & Mehra, M. R., (2018).  

Genetic Factors Explain a Major Fraction of the 50% Lower Lpa (Lipoprotein[a]) Concentrations in Finns. Erhart, G., Lamina, C., Lehtimaki, T., Marques-Vidal, P., Kahonen, M., Vollenweider, P., Raitakari, O. T., Waeber, G., Thorand, B., Strauch, K., Gieger, C., Meitinger, T., Peters, A., Kronenberg, F. & Coassin, S. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, (2018).  

Corrigendum to "Prognostic Impact of Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist in Patients with Documented Coronary Artery Disease" [Int. J. Cardiol. 257 (2018) 24-29]. Schofer, N., Ludwig, S., Rubsamen, N., Schnabel, R., Lackner, K. J., Ruprecht, H. J., Bickel, C., Landmesser, U., Blankenberg, S. & Zeller, T. Int J Cardiol, (2018).  

Coronary Computed Tomography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Assessment - Finally Ready for Clinical Use? Rutsch, M., Renker, M., Akin, I., Borggrefe, M. & Baumann, S. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography, (2018).  

Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 4 Channel Deficiency Aggravates Tubular Damage after Acute Renal Ischaemia Reperfusion. Mannaa, M., Marko, L., Balogh, A., Vigolo, E., N'Diaye, G., Kassmann, M., Michalick, L., Weichelt, U., Schmidt-Ott, K. M., Liedtke, W. B., Huang, Y., Muller, D. N., Kuebler, W. M. & Gollasch, M. Scientific reports 8, 4878, (2018).  

Apixaban in Patients at Risk of Stroke Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation. Kirchhof, P., Haeusler, K. G., Blank, B., De Bono, J., Callans, D., Elvan, A., Fetsch, T., Van Gelder, I. C., Gentlesk, P., Grimaldi, M., Hansen, J., Hindricks, G., Al-Khalidi, H. R., Massaro, T., Mont, L., Nielsen, J. C., Nolker, G., Piccini, J. P., De Potter, T., Scherr, D. et al. European heart journal, (2018).  

[Chronic Heart Failure and Depression]. Herrmann-Lingen, C. Der Internist, (2018).  

Reactivation of the Nkx2.5 Cardiac Enhancer after Myocardial Infarction Does Not Presage Myogenesis. Deutsch, M. A., Doppler, S. A., Li, X., Lahm, H., Santamaria, G., Cuda, G., Eichhorn, S., Ratschiller, T., Dzilic, E., Dressen, M., Eckart, A., Stark, K., Massberg, S., Bartels, A., Rischpler, C., Gilsbach, R., Hein, L., Fleischmann, B. K., Wu, S. M., Lange, R. et al. Cardiovascular research, (2018).  

Oral Bruton Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors Selectively Block Atherosclerotic Plaque-Triggered Thrombus Formation. Busygina, K., Jamasbi, J., Seiler, T., Deckmyn, H., Weber, C., Brandl, R., Lorenz, R. & Siess, W. Blood, (2018).  

Pacemaker Implantation Associated Myocardial Micro-Damage: A Randomised Comparison between Active and Passive Fixation Leads. Blazek, P., Ferri-Certic, J., Vrazic, H., Lennerz, C., Grebmer, C., Kaitani, K., Karch, M., Starcevic, B., Semmler, V. & Kolb, C. Scientific reports 8, 4870, (2018).

Asymmetric and Symmetric Dimethylarginines Are Markers of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia and Neurological Outcome in Patients with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Appel, D., Seeberger, M., Schwedhelm, E., Czorlich, P., Goetz, A. E., Boger, R. H. & Hannemann, J. Neurocritical care, (2018).  

Clinical Outcomes Associated with Catecholamine Use in Patients Diagnosed with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. Ansari, U., El-Battrawy, I., Fastner, C., Behnes, M., Sattler, K., Huseynov, A., Baumann, S., Tulumen, E., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. BMC cardiovascular disorders 18, 54, (2018).  

Metabolomic Profiling of Atherosclerotic Plaques: Towards Improved Cardiovascular Risk Stratification. van der Vorst, E. P. C. & Weber, C. European heart journal, (2018).  

Imaging the Myocardial Ischemic Cascade. Stillman, A. E., Oudkerk, M., Bluemke, D. A., de Boer, M. J., Bremerich, J., Garcia, E. V., Gutbertlet, M., van der Harst, P., Hundley, W. G., Jerosch-Herold, M., Kuijpers, D., Kwong, R. Y., Nagel, E., Lerakis, S., Oshinski, J., Paul, J. F., Slart, R., Thourani, V., Vliegenthart, R. & Wintersperger, B. J. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging, (2018).  

Long-Term Effect of Exercise Training in Patients after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Follow-up of the Sport:Tavi Randomised Pilot Study. Pressler, A., Forschner, L., Hummel, J., Haller, B., Christle, J. W. & Halle, M. European journal of preventive cardiology, 2047487318765233, (2018).  

Atrial Fibrillation Patterns Are Associated with Arrhythmia Progression and Clinical Outcomes. Schnabel, R. B., Pecen, L., Engler, D., Lucerna, M., Sellal, J. M., Ojeda, F. M., De Caterina, R. & Kirchhof, P. Heart, (2018).  

Prevalence of Renal Cysts and Association with Risk Factors in a General Population: An Mri-Based Study. Mensel, B., Kuhn, J. P., Kracht, F., Volzke, H., Lieb, W., Dabers, T. & Lorbeer, R. Abdominal radiology, (2018).  

Role of the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme in the G-Csf-Induced Mobilization of Progenitor Cells. Kohlstedt, K., Trouvain, C., Fromel, T., Mudersbach, T., Henschler, R. & Fleming, I. Basic research in cardiology 113, 18, (2018).  

Nrf2-Mediated Antioxidant Defense and Peroxiredoxin 6 Are Linked to Biosynthesis of Palmitic Acid Ester of 9-Hydroxystearic Acid. Kuda, O., Brezinova, M., Silhavy, J., Landa, V., Zidek, V., Dodia, C., Kreuchwig, F., Vrbacky, M., Balas, L., Durand, T., Hubner, N., Fisher, A. B., Kopecky, J. & Pravenec, M. Diabetes, (2018).   

Electrical Dysfunctions in Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes from a Patient with an Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. El-Battrawy, I., Zhao, Z., Lan, H., Cyganek, L., Tombers, C., Li, X., Buljubasic, F., Lang, S., Tiburcy, M., Zimmermann, W. H., Utikal, J., Wieland, T., Borggrefe, M., Zhou, X. B. & Akin, I. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology, (2018).  

Therapy Optimization in Patients with Heart Failure: The Role of the Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a Real-World Setting. Roger, S., Rosenkaimer, S. L., Hohneck, A., Lang, S., El-Battrawy, I., Rudic, B., Tulumen, E., Stach, K., Kuschyk, J., Akin, I. & Borggrefe, M. BMC cardiovascular disorders 18, 52, (2018).  

Predictors of Need for Permanent Pacemaker Implantation and Conduction Abnormalities with a Novel Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valve. Pellegrini, C., Husser, O., Kim, W. K., Holzamer, A., Walther, T., Rheude, T., Mayr, N. P., Trenkwalder, T., Joner, M., Michel, J., Chaustre, F., Kastrati, A., Schunkert, H., Burgdorf, C., Hilker, M., Mollmann, H. & Hengstenberg, C. Revista espanola de cardiologia, (2018).  

Current Use of Intracoronary Imaging in Interventional Practice - Results of a European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (Eapci) and Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and Therapeutics (Cvit) Clinical Practice Survey. Koskinas, K. C., Nakamura, M., Raber, L., Colleran, R., Kadota, K., Capodanno, D., Wijns, W., Akasaka, T., Valgimigli, M., Guagliumi, G., Windecker, S. & Byrne, R. A. EuroIntervention, (2018).   

Epigenetic Modulation of Vascular Diseases: Assessing the Evidence and Exploring the Opportunities. Schiattarella, G. G., Madonna, R., Van Linthout, S., Thum, T., Schulz, R., Ferdinandy, P. & Perrino, C. Vascular pharmacology, (2018).  

Oxidants Produced by Methylglyoxal-Modified Collagen Trigger Er Stress and Apoptosis in Skin Fibroblasts. Nowotny, K., Castro, J. P., Hugo, M., Braune, S., Weber, D., Pignitter, M., Somoza, V., Bornhorst, J., Schwerdtle, T. & Grune, T. Free radical biology & medicine 120, 102-113, (2018).  

Transseptal Retrieval of Dislodged Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device from the Left Ventricle. Saad, M., Eitel, I., Tilz, R. R. & Thiele, H. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions, (2018).  

Primary Cilia Sensitize Endothelial Cells to Bmp and Prevent Excessive Vascular Regression. Vion, A. C., Alt, S., Klaus-Bergmann, A., Szymborska, A., Zheng, T., Perovic, T., Hammoutene, A., Oliveira, M. B., Bartels-Klein, E., Hollfinger, I., Rautou, P. E., Bernabeu, M. O. & Gerhardt, H. The Journal of cell biology, (2018).  

Precision Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease : Learning Lessons from Cardiomyopathies. Sedaghat-Hamedani, F., Katus, H. A. & Meder, B. Herz 43, 123-130, (2018).  

Ion Channel Dysfunctions in Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. El-Battrawy, I., Zhao, Z., Lan, H., Li, X., Yucel, G., Lang, S., Sattler, K., Schunemann, J. D., Zimmermann, W. H., Cyganek, L., Utikal, J., Wieland, T., Bieback, K., Bauer, R., Ratte, A., Pribe-Wolferts, R., Rapti, K., Nowak, D., Wittig, J., Thomas, D. et al. Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine 11, e001893, (2018).  


Distinct Hemodynamic Changes after Interventional Mitral Valve Edge‐to‐Edge Repair in Different Phenotypes of Heart Failure: An Integrated Hemodynamic Analysis. Schrage, B., Kalbacher, D., Schwarzl, M., Rubsamen, N., Waldeyer, C., Becher, P. M., Tigges, E., Burkhoff, D., Blankenberg, S., Lubos, E., Schafer, U. & Westermann, D. Journal of the American Heart Association, (2018).  

Mif-Deficiency Favors an Atheroprotective Autoantibody Phenotype in Atherosclerosis. Schmitz, C., Noels, H., El Bounkari, O., Straussfeld, E., Megens, R. T. A., Sternkopf, M., Alampour-Rajabi, S., Krammer, C., Tilstam, P. V., Gerdes, N., Burger, C., Kapurniotu, A., Bucala, R., Jankowski, J., Weber, C. & Bernhagen, J. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, fj201800058R, (2018).  

Current Use of Intracoronary Imaging in Interventional Practice- Results of a European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (Eapci) and Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Interventions and Therapeutics (Cvit) Clinical Practice Survey. Koskinas, K. C., Nakamura, M., Raber, L., Colleran, R., Kadota, K., Capodanno, D., Wijns, W., Akasaka, T., Valgimigli, M., Guagliumi, G., Windecker, S. & Byrne, R. A. Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society, (2018).  

Inter-Vendor Reproducibility of Left and Right Ventricular Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Feature-Tracking. Gertz, R. J., Lange, T., Kowallick, J. T., Backhaus, S. J., Steinmetz, M., Staab, W., Kutty, S., Hasenfuss, G., Lotz, J. & Schuster, A. PloS one 13, e0193746, (2018).  

Evaluation of the Right Ventricle by Echocardiography: Particularities and Major Challenges. Dandel, M. & Hetzer, R. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 1-17, (2018).  

Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Structure and Function Assessed by Contrast-Enhanced Cardiac Mr and Changes Related to Ageing and Hypertension in a Population-Based Study. Bulow, R., Ittermann, T., Dorr, M., Poesch, A., Langner, S., Volzke, H., Hosten, N., Dewey, M. & Bulow, R. European radiology, (2018).  

Role of Toll-Like Receptors and Interferon Regulatory Factors in Different Experimental Heart Failure Models of Diverse Etiology: Irf7 as Novel Cardiovascular Stress-Inducible Factor. Becher, P. M., Hinrichs, S., Fluschnik, N., Hennigs, J. K., Klingel, K., Blankenberg, S., Westermann, D. & Lindner, D. PloS one 13, e0193844, (2018).  

Long-Term Stability of Glucose: Glycolysis Inhibitor Vs. Gel Barrier Tubes. Winter, T., Hannemann, A., Suchsland, J., Nauck, M. & Petersmann, A. Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, (2018).  

Multiancestry Genome-Wide Association Study of 520,000 Subjects Identifies 32 Loci Associated with Stroke and Stroke Subtypes. Malik, R., Chauhan, G., Traylor, M., Sargurupremraj, M., Okada, Y., Mishra, A., Rutten-Jacobs, L., Giese, A. K., van der Laan, S. W., Gretarsdottir, S., Anderson, C. D., Chong, M., Adams, H. H. H., Ago, T., Almgren, P., Amouyel, P., Ay, H., Bartz, T. M., Benavente, O. R., Bevan, S. et al. Nature genetics, (2018).  

Successful Localization and Ablation of a Mahaim Potential Using a High-Resolution Mapping Catheter after a Failed Conventional Ablation Attempt. Lugenbiel, P., Xynogalos, P., Schweizer, P., Katus, H. A., Thomas, D. & Scholz, E. P. Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, (2018).  

Comprehensive Metabolic Profiling Reveals a Lipid-Rich Fingerprint of Free Thyroxine Far Beyond Classical Parameters Lange, T., Budde, K., Homuth, G., Kastenmuller, G., Artati, A., Krumsiek, J., Volzke, H., Adamski, J., Petersmann, A., Volker, U., Nauck, M., Friedrich, N. & Pietzner, M. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, (2018).  

Relations of Sex to Diagnosis and Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndrome. Sorensen, N. A., Neumann, J. T., Ojeda, F., Schafer, S., Magnussen, C., Keller, T., Lackner, K. J., Zeller, T., Karakas, M., Munzel, T., Blankenberg, S., Westermann, D. & Schnabel, R. B. Journal of the American Heart Association 7, (2018).  

Cgmp Signaling in the Cardiovascular System-the Role of Compartmentation and Its Live Cell Imaging. Bork, N. I. & Nikolaev, V. O. International journal of molecular sciences 19, (2018).  

Viral Myocarditis: A Prime Example for Endomyocardial Biopsy-Guided Diagnosis and Therapy. Van Linthout, S. & Tschope, C. Current opinion in cardiology, (2018).  

Modified Ross-Konno Procedure in Children: Subcoronary Implantation Technique with Konno Incision for Annular and Subannular Hypoplasia. Murin, P., Sinzobahamvya, N., Schulz, A., Lorenzen, V., Ovroutski, S., Berger, F., Photiadis, J. & Cho, M. Y. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, (2018).  

Association between Survival and Non-Selective Prehospital Aspirin and Heparin Administration in Patients with out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis. Grabmaier, U., Rizas, K. D., Berghof, J., Huflaender, Y., Wiegers, C., Wakili, R., Kaspar, M., Angstwurm, M., Massberg, S., Weckbach, L. T. & Brunner, S. Intensive care medicine, (2018).  

Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Disease in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Data from the German Cvss-Study. Faber, J., Wingerter, A., Neu, M. A., Henninger, N., Eckerle, S., Munzel, T., Lackner, K. J., Beutel, M. E., Blettner, M., Rathmann, W., Peters, A., Meisinger, C., Linkohr, B., Neuhauser, H., Kaatsch, P., Spix, C., Schneider, A., Merzenich, H., Panova-Noeva, M., Prochaska, J. H. et al. European heart journal, (2018).  

Renal Sympathetic Denervation Restores Aortic Distensibility in Patients with Resistant Hypertension: Data from a Multi-Center Trial. Stoiber, L., Mahfoud, F., Zamani, S. M., Lapinskas, T., Bohm, M., Ewen, S., Kulenthiran, S., Schlaich, M. P., Esler, M. D., Hammer, T., Stensaeth, K. H., Pieske, B., Dreysse, S., Fleck, E., Kuhne, T., Kelm, M., Stawowy, P. & Kelle, S. Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, (2018).  

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure: A Position Statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Seferovic, P. M., Petrie, M. C., Filippatos, G. S., Anker, S. D., Rosano, G., Bauersachs, J., Paulus, W. J., Komajda, M., Cosentino, F., de Boer, R. A., Farmakis, D., Doehner, W., Lambrinou, E., Lopatin, Y., Piepoli, M. F., Theodorakis, M. J., Wiggers, H., Lekakis, J., Mebazaa, A., Mamas, M. A. et al. European journal of heart failure, (2018).  

Indication and Short-Term Clinical Outcomes of High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Microaxial Impella(R) Pump: Results from the German Impella(R) Registry. Baumann, S., Werner, N., Ibrahim, K., Westenfeld, R., Al-Rashid, F., Sinning, J. M., Westermann, D., Schafer, A., Karatolios, K., Bauer, T., Becher, T. & Akin, I. Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, (2018).  

Interplay between Comt Val158met, Childhood Adversities and Sex in Predicting Panic Pathology: Findings from a General Population Sample. Asselmann, E., Hertel, J., Beesdo-Baum, K., Schmidt, C.-O., Homuth, G., Nauck, M., Grabe, H.-J. & Pane-Farre, C. Journal of Affective Disorders, (2018).   

Time to Exhale: Additional Value of Expiratory Chest Ct in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Gawlitza, J., Trinkmann, F., Scheffel, H., Fischer, A., Nance, J. W., Henzler, C., Vogler, N., Saur, J., Akin, I., Borggrefe, M., Schoenberg, S. O. & Henzler, T. Canadian Respiratory Journal 2018, (2018).  

Updated Survey on Interventional Electrophysiology : 5-Year Follow-up of Infrastructure, Procedures, and Training Positions in Germany. Eckhardt, L., Frommeyer, G., Sommer, P., Steven, D., Deneke, T., Estner, H. L., Kriatselis, C., Kuniss, M., Busch, S., Tilz, R. R., Bonnemeier, H., von Bary, C., Voss, F., Meyer, C., Thomas, D. & Neuberger, H.-R. JACC Clinical Electrophysiology, (2018).  

Sitagliptin Accelerates Endothelial Regeneration after Vascular Injury Independent from Glp1 Receptor Signaling. Remm, F., Krankel, N., Lener, D., Drucker, D. J., Sopper, S. & Brenner, C. Stem Cells Int 2018, 5284963, (2018).  

3D Imaging and Quantitative Analysis of Vascular Networks: A Comparison of Ultramicroscopy and Micro-Computed Tomography. Epah, J., Palfi, K., Dienst, F. L., Malacarne, P. F., Bremer, R., Salamon, M., Kumar, S., Jo, H., Schurmann, C. & Brandes, R. P. Theranostics 8, 2117-2133, (2018).

Evaluation of a New Equation for Ldl-C Estimation and Prediction of Death by Cardiovascular Related Events in a German Population-Based Study Cohort. Mendes de Cordova, C. M., de Santa Helena, E. T., Galgowski, C., Figueira, V. H., Setter, G. B., Markus, M. R. P., Schmidt, C. O., Volzke, H. & Ittermann, T. Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation, 1-10, (2018).  

Conundrum of the Tpeak-Tend Interval. Malik, M., Huikuri, H., Lombardi, F., Schmidt, G., Zabel, M. & e-Rhythm Study Group of, E. Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology, (2018).  

Generation of Functional Cardiomyocytes from Rat Embryonic and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Using Feeder-Free Expansion and Differentiation in Suspension Culture. Dahlmann, J., Awad, G., Dolny, C., Weinert, S., Richter, K., Fischer, K. D., Munsch, T., Lessmann, V., Volleth, M., Zenker, M., Chen, Y., Merkl, C., Schnieke, A., Baraki, H., Kutschka, I. & Kensah, G. PloS one 13, e0192652, (2018).  

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Associations between Leisure-Time Sedentary Behaviors and Clustered Cardiometabolic Risk. Ullrich, A., Voigt, L., Baumann, S., Weymar, F., John, U., Dorr, M. & Ulbricht, S. BMC public health 18, 327, (2018).  

Molecular Basis of Titin Exon Exclusion by Rbm20 and the Novel Titin Splice Regulator Ptb4. Dauksaite, V. & Gotthardt, M. Nucleic acids research, (2018).  

Cmr Stress Testing in a Patient with Morbid Obesity (Bmi 58 Kg/M(2)) and Suspected Coronary Artery Disease. Stoiber, L., Schnackenburg, B., Gebker, R., Hireche-Chikaoui, H., Pieske, B. & Kelle, S. BMC cardiovascular disorders 18, 47, (2018).  

Vasp Regulates Leukocyte Infiltration, Polarization, and Vascular Repair after Ischemia. Laban, H., Weigert, A., Zink, J., Elgheznawy, A., Schurmann, C., Gunther, L., Abdel Malik, R., Bothur, S., Wingert, S., Bremer, R., Rieger, M. A., Brune, B., Brandes, R. P., Fleming, I. & Benz, P. M. The Journal of cell biology, (2018).  

Myocardial Effective Transverse Relaxation Time T 2(*) Is Elevated in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A 7.0 T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Huelnhagen, T., Ku, M. C., Reimann, H. M., Serradas Duarte, T., Pohlmann, A., Flemming, B., Seeliger, E., Eichhorn, C., V, A. F., Prothmann, M., Schulz-Menger, J. & Niendorf, T. Scientific reports 8, 3974, (2018).  

Antithrombotic Therapy and Body Mass: An Expert Position Paper of the Esc Working Group on Thrombosis. Rocca, B., Fox, K. A. A., Ajjan, R. A., Andreotti, F., Baigent, C., Collet, J. P., Grove, E. L., Halvorsen, S., Huber, K., Morais, J., Patrono, C., Rubboli, A., Seljeflot, I., Sibbing, D., Siegbahn, A., Ten Berg, J., Vilahur, G., Verheugt, F. W. A., Wallentin, L., Weiss, T. W. et al. European heart journal, (2018).  

Clonal Expansion of Endothelial Cells Contributes to Ischemia-Induced Neovascularization. Manavski, Y., Lucas, T., Glaser, S. F., Dorsheimer, L., Gunther, S., Braun, T., Rieger, M. A., Zeiher, A. M., Boon, R. A. & Dimmeler, S. Circulation research 122, 670-677, (2018).  

Translational Challenges in Atrial Fibrillation. Heijman, J., Guichard, J. B., Dobrev, D. & Nattel, S. Circulation research 122, 752-773, (2018).  

[Case Series on Sbrt in Ventricular Tachycardia Reveals an Impressive Therapeutic Effect]. Buergy, D., Rudic, B., Tueluemen, E., Gauter-Fleckenstein, B., Borggrefe, M. & Wenz, F. Strahlentherapie und Onkologie : Organ der Deutschen Rontgengesellschaft ... [et al], (2018).  

Associations of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein-3 with Bone Quality in the General Adult Population. Boker, J., Volzke, H., Nauck, M., Hannemann, A. & Friedrich, N. Clinical endocrinology, (2018).  

St-Elevation Magnitude and Evolution in Takotsubo Syndrome. Santoro, F., Stiermaier, T., Tarantino, N., Guastafierro, F., Graf, T., Moller, C., Di Martino, L. F. M., Thiele, H., Di Biase, M., Eitel, I. & Brunetti, N. D. Int J Cardiol 257, 39, (2018).  

[Cardiology 2018 : From Basic Science to High Efficiency Medicine]. Eschenhagen, T. Herz 43, 101-102, (2018).  

Alcohol Puts the Heart under Pressure: Acetaldehyde Activates a Localized Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System within the Myocardium in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy. Brandt, M. & Wenzel, P. Int J Cardiol 257, 220-221, (2018).

Estradiol Protection against Toxic Effects of Catecholamine on Electrical Properties in Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes. El-Battrawy, I., Zhao, Z., Lan, H., Schunemann, J. D., Sattler, K., Buljubasic, F., Patocskai, B., Li, X., Yucel, G., Lang, S., Nowak, D., Cyganek, L., Bieback, K., Utikal, J., Zimmermann, W. H., Ravens, U., Wieland, T., Borggrefe, M., Zhou, X. B. & Akin, I. Int J Cardiol 254, 195-202, (2018).  

Predictors and Outcome of Conversion to Cardiac Surgery During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Arsalan, M., Kim, W.-K., van Linden, A., Liebetrau, C., Pollock, B. D., Filardo, G., Renker, M., Mollmann, H., Doss, M., Fischer-Rasokat, U., Skwara, A., Hamm, C. W. & Walther, T. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, (2018).



Phenotypic Multiorgan Involvement of Subclinical Disease as Quantified by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Subjects with Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Normal Glucose Tolerance. Storz, C., Rospleszcz, S., Lorbeer, R., Hetterich, H., Auweter, S. D., Sommer, W., Machann, J., Gatidis, S., Rathmann, W., Heier, M., Linkohr, B., Meisinger, C., Reiser, M., Hoffmann, U., Peters, A., Schlett, C. L. & Bamberg, F. Investigative radiology, (2018).    

Consecutive Operative Procedures in Patients with Marfan Syndrome up to 28 Years after Initial Aortic Root Surgery. Puluca, N., Burri, M., Cleuziou, J., Krane, M. & Lange, R. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery, (2018).  

Terminal Transient Phase of Chaotic Transients. Lilienkamp, T. & Parlitz, U. Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, (2018).  

[Use of Optical Coherence Tomography in Interventional Cardiology]. Schneider, V. S., Abdelwahed, Y. S., Riedel, M., Bohm, M., Steiner, J. K., Blum, K., Seppelt, C., Steinbeck, L., Stahli, B. E., Lauten, A., Landmesser, U. & Leistner, D. Der Kardiologe, (2018).  

Contractile Work Contributes to Maturation of Energy Metabolism in Hipsc-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Ulmer, B. M., Stoehr, A., Schulze, M. L., Patel, S., Gucek, M., Mannhardt, I., Funcke, S., Murphy, E., Eschenhagen, T. & Hansen, A. Stem cell reports, (2018).  

The Danger Lurks Dastardly in the Coronary Vessel Wall: Spotlight on Patients’ Vulnerability Erbay, A., Abdelwahed, Y. S., Stahli, B. E., Landmesser, U. & Leistner, D. European heart journal, (2018).  

Myosin 1f Is Specifically Required for Neutrophil Migration in 3d Environments During Acute Inflammation. Salvermoser, M., Pick, R., Weckbach, L. T., Zehrer, A., Lohr, P., Drechsler, M., Sperandio, M., Soehnlein, O. & Walzog, B. Blood, (2018).  

[Assessing Incident Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases in Epidemiological Cohort Studies in Germany]. Herrmann, W. J., Weikert, C., Bergmann, M., Boeing, H., Katzke, V. A., Kaaks, R., Tiller, D., Greiser, K. H., Heier, M., Meisinger, C., Schmidt, C. O., Neuhauser, H., Heidemann, C., Junger, C., Wild, P. S., Schramm, S. H., Jockel, K. H., Dorr, M. & Pischon, T. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz, (2018).  

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: An Effective Hybrid Procedure in Selected Patients. Mayr, B., Firschke, C., Erlebach, M., Bleiziffer, S., Krane, M., Joner, M., Herold, U., Nobauer, C., Lange, R. & Deutsch, M. A. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, (2018).  

The Relationship between Attachment Orientations and the Course of Depression in Coronary Artery Disease Patients: A Secondary Analysis of the Spirr-Cad Trial. Sollner, W., Muller, M. M., Albus, C., Behnisch, R., Beutel, M. E., de Zwaan, M., Fritzsche, K., Habermeier, A., Hellmich, M., Jordan, J., Junger, J., Ladwig, K. H., Michal, M., Petrowski, K., Ronel, J., Stein, B., Weber, C., Weber, R. & Herrmann-Lingen, C. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, (2018).  

Management of Therapeutic Anticoagulation in Patients with Intracerebral Haemorrhage and Mechanical Heart Valves. Kuramatsu, J. B., Sembill, J. A., Gerner, S. T., Sprugel, M. I., Hagen, M., Roeder, S. S., Endres, M., Haeusler, K. G., Sobesky, J., Schurig, J., Zweynert, S., Bauer, M., Vajkoczy, P., Ringleb, P. A., Purrucker, J., Rizos, T., Volkmann, J., Mullges, W., Kraft, P., Schubert, A.-L. et al. European heart journal, (2018).  

Prognostic Performance of Serial in-Hospital Measurements of Copeptin and Multiple Novel Biomarkers among Patients with Worsening Heart Failure: Results from the Molitor Study. Dungen, H. D., Tscholl, V., Obradovic, D., Radenovic, S., Matic, D., Musial Bright, L., Tahirovic, E., Marx, A., Inkrot, S., Hashemi, D., Veskovic, J., Apostolovic, S., von Haehling, S., Doehner, W., Cvetinovic, N., Lainscak, M., Pieske, B., Edelmann, F., Trippel, T. & Loncar, G. ESC heart failure, (2018).  

Utilization of Mental Health Care, Treatment Patterns and Course of Psychosocial Functioning in Northern German Coronary Artery Disease Patients with Depressive and/or Anxiety Disorders Westermaier, A. L., Schaich, A., Willenborg, B., Willenborg, C., Nitsche, S., Schunkert, H., Erdmann, J. & Schweiger, U. Front. Psychiatry, (2018).  

Troponin and Bnp Are Markers for Subsequent Non-Ischaemic Congestive Heart Failure: The Caerphilly Prospective Study (Caps). Patterson, C. C., Blankenberg, S., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Heslop, L., Bayer, A., Lowe, G., Zeller, T., Gallacher, J., Young, I. & Yarnell, J. W. G. Open Heart (2018).  

Body Temperature Measurement in Mice During Acute Illness: Implantable Temperature Transponder Versus Surface Infrared Thermometry. Mei, J., Riedel, N., Grittner, U., Endres, M., Banneke, S. & Emmrich, J. V. Scientific reports 8, 3526, (2018).  

Nitric Oxide-Sensitive Guanylyl Cyclase Stimulation Improves Experimental Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Wilck, N., Marko, L., Balogh, A., Kraker, K., Herse, F., Bartolomaeus, H., Szijarto, I. A., Gollasch, M., Reichhart, N., Strauss, O., Heuser, A., Brockschnieder, D., Kretschmer, A., Lesche, R., Sohler, F., Stasch, J. P., Sandner, P., Luft, F. C., Muller, D. N., Dechend, R. et al. JCI insight 3, (2018).  

Early Cysteine-Dependent Inactivation of 26s Proteasomes Does Not Involve Particle Disassembly. Hugo, M., Korovila, I., Kohler, M., Garcia-Garcia, C., Cabrera-Garcia, J. D., Marina, A., Martinez-Ruiz, A. & Grune, T. Redox Biology, (2018).  

The Informative Error: A Framework for the Construction of Individualized Phenotypes. Hertel, J., Frenzel, S., Konig, J., Wittfeld, K., Fuellen, G., Holtfreter, B., Pietzner, M., Friedrich, N., Nauck, M., Volzke, H., Kocher, T. & Grabe, H. J. Statistical methods in medical research, 962280218759138, (2018).  

Incidental Findings in Multislice Computed Tomography Prior to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Frequency, Clinical Relevance and Outcome. Trenkwalder, T., Lahmann, A. L., Nowicka, M., Pellegrini, C., Rheude, T., Mayr, N. P., Voss, S., Bleiziffer, S., Lange, R., Joner, M., Kasel, A. M., Kastrati, A., Schunkert, H., Husser, O., Hadamitzky, M. & Hengstenberg, C. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging, (2018).

Regulation of Nadph Oxidases by G Protein Coupled Receptors. Petry, A. & Gorlach, A. Antioxidants & redox signaling, (2018).  

Network Analysis of Coronary Artery Disease Risk Genes Elucidates Disease Mechanisms and Druggable Targets. Lempiainen, H., Braenne, I., Michoel, T., Tragante, V., Vilne, B., Webb, T. R., Kyriakou, T., Eichner, J., Zeng, L., Willenborg, C., Franzen, O., Ruusalepp, A., Goel, A., van der Laan, S. W., Biegert, C., Hamby, S., Talukdar, H. A., Foroughi Asl, H., consortium, C. V. t., Pasterkamp, G. et al. Scientific reports 8, 3434, (2018).  

Dexmedetomidine Versus Propofol-Opioid for Sedation in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Patients: A Retrospective Analysis of Periprocedural Gas Exchange and Hemodynamic Support. Mayr, N. P., Wiesner, G., van der Starre, P., Hapfelmeier, A., Goppel, G., Kasel, A. M., Hengstenberg, C., Husser, O., Schunkert, H. & Tassani-Prell, P. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie, (2018).  

Degradation of the Mitochondrial Complex I Assembly Factor Tmem126b under Chronic Hypoxia. Fuhrmann, D. C., Wittig, I., Drose, S., Schmid, T., Dehne, N. & Brune, B. Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS, (2018).  

Cognitive, Emotional and Social Phenotyping of Mice in an Observer-Independent Setting. Dere, E., Ronnenberg, A., Tampe, B., Arinrad, S., Schmidt, M., Zeisberg, E. & Ehrenreich, H. Neurobiology of learning and memory, (2018).  

Polymer-Free Drug-Eluting Stents for Coronary Artery Disease. Baquet, M., Jochheim, D. & Mehilli, J. Journal of interventional cardiology, (2018).  

Detection of Coxiella Burnetii in Heart Valve Sections by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization. Aistleitner, K., Jeske, R., Wolfel, R., Wiessner, A., Kikhney, J., Moter, A. & Stoecker, K. Journal of medical microbiology, (2018).  

Redox Stress in Marfan Syndrome: Dissecting the Role of the Nadph Oxidase Nox4 in Aortic Aneurysm. Jimenez-Altayo, F., Meirelles, T., Crosas-Molist, E., Sorolla, M. A., Del Blanco, D. G., Lopez-Luque, J., Mas-Stachurska, A., Siegert, A. M., Bonorino, F., Barbera, L., Garcia, C., Condom, E., Sitges, M., Rodriguez-Pascual, F., Laurindo, F., Schroder, K., Ros, J., Fabregat, I. & Egea, G. Free radical biology & medicine, (2018).  

Joint Data Analysis in Nutritional Epidemiology: Identification of Observational Studies and Minimal Requirements. Pinart, M., Nimptsch, K., Bouwman, J., Dragsted, L. O., Yang, C., De Cock, N., Lachat, C., Perozzi, G., Canali, R., Lombardo, R., D'Archivio, M., Guillaume, M., Donneau, A. F., Jeran, S., Linseisen, J., Kleiser, C., Nothlings, U., Barbaresko, J., Boeing, H., Stelmach-Mardas, M. et al. The Journal of nutrition 148, 285-297, (2018).

Native T1 and Ecv of Noninfarcted Myocardium and Outcome in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Puntmann, V. O., Carr-White, G., Jabbour, A., Yu, C. Y., Gebker, R., Kelle, S., Rolf, A., Zitzmann, S., Peker, E., D'Angelo, T., Pathan, F., Elen, Valbuena, S., Hinojar, R., Arendt, C., Narula, J., Herrmann, E., Zeiher, A. M., Nagel, E. & International, T. M. C. M. R. O. S. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71, 766-778, (2018).  

Roles of a-Kinase Anchoring Proteins and Phosphodiesterases in the Cardiovascular System. Ercu, M. & Klussmann, E. Journal of cardiovascular development and disease 5, (2018).  

Effects of Prehospital Thrombolysis in Stroke Patients with Prestroke Dependency. Nolte, C. H., Ebinger, M., Scheitz, J. F., Kunz, A., Erdur, H., Geisler, F., Braemswig, T. B., Rozanski, M., Weber, J. E., Wendt, M., Zieschang, K., Fiebach, J. B., Villringer, K., Grittner, U., Kaczmarek, S., Endres, M. & Audebert, H. J. Stroke, (2018).  

Atrial Remodelling in Heart Failure: Recent Developments and Relevance for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction. Hohendanner, F., Messroghli, D., Bode, D., Blaschke, F., Parwani, A., Boldt, L. H. & Heinzel, F. R. ESC heart failure, (2018).  

Cd163+ Macrophages Promote Angiogenesis and Vascular Permeability Accompanied by Inflammation in Atherosclerosis. Guo, L., Akahori, H., Harari, E., Smith, S. L., Polavarapu, R., Karmali, V., Otsuka, F., Gannon, R. L., Braumann, R. E., Dickinson, M. H., Gupta, A., Jenkins, A. L., Lipinski, M. J., Kim, J., Chhour, P., de Vries, P. S., Jinnouchi, H., Kutys, R., Mori, H., Kutyna, M. D. et al. The Journal of clinical investigation, (2018).  

Crt Survey Ii: A European Society of Cardiology Survey of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy in 11 088 Patients-Who Is Doing What to Whom and How? Dickstein, K., Normand, C., Auricchio, A., Bogale, N., Cleland, J. G., Gitt, A. K., Stellbrink, C., Anker, S. D., Filippatos, G., Gasparini, M., Hindricks, G., Blomstrom Lundqvist, C., Ponikowski, P., Ruschitzka, F., Botto, G. L., Bulava, A., Duray, G., Israel, C., Leclercq, C., Margitfalvi, P. et al. European journal of heart failure, (2018).  

Temporary Assist Device Support for the Right Ventricle: Pre-Implant and Post-Implant Challenges. Dandel, M. & Hetzer, R. Heart failure reviews, (2018).  

Circulating Progenitor Cells and Their Interaction with Platelets in Patients with an Acute Coronary Syndrome. Tatsidou, P. T., Chantzichristos, V. G., Tsoumani, M. E., Sidiropoulou, S., Ntalas, I. V., Goudevenos, J. A., Stellos, K. & Tselepis, A. D. Platelets, 1-8, (2018).  

The Potential of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 2 as a Therapeutic Target in Cardiovascular Disease. Munzel, T. & Daiber, A. Expert opinion on therapeutic targets, 1-15, (2018).  

Prevalence and Prognostic Impact of Diabetes in Takotsubo Syndrome: Insights from the International, Multicenter Geist Registry. Stiermaier, T., Santoro, F., El-Battrawy, I., Moller, C., Graf, T., Novo, G., Santangelo, A., Mariano, E., Romeo, F., Caldarola, P., Fanelli, M., Thiele, H., Brunetti, N. D., Akin, I. & Eitel, I. Diabetes care, (2018).  

Lack of T-Bet Reduces Monocytic Interleukin-12 Formation and Accelerates Thrombus Resolution in Deep Vein Thrombosis. Schonfelder, T., Brandt, M., Kossmann, S., Knopp, T., Munzel, T., Walter, U., Karbach, S. H. & Wenzel, P. Scientific reports 8, 3013, (2018).  

Impact of Treatment Delay on Mortality in St-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (Stemi) Patients Presenting with and without Haemodynamic Instability: Results from the German Prospective, Multicentre Fitt-Stemi Trial. Scholz, K. H., Maier, S. K. G., Maier, L. S., Lengenfelder, B., Jacobshagen, C., Jung, J., Fleischmann, C., Werner, G. S., Olbrich, H. G., Ott, R., Mudra, H., Seidl, K., Schulze, P. C., Weiss, C., Haimerl, J., Friede, T. & Meyer, T. European heart journal, (2018).  

Evaluation of Microribonucleic Acids as Potential Biomarkers in the Bicuspid Aortic Valve-Associated Aortopathydagger. Girdauskas, E., Petersen, J., Neumann, N., Gross, T., Naito, S., Hillebrand, M., Reichenspurner, H., Blankenberg, S. & Zeller, T. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, (2018).  

Comparison of Non-Human Primate Versus Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes for Treatment of Myocardial Infarction. Zhao, X., Chen, H., Xiao, D., Yang, H., Itzhaki, I., Qin, X., Chour, T., Aguirre, A., Lehmann, K., Kim, Y., Shukla, P., Holmstrom, A., Zhang, J. Z., Zhuge, Y., Ndoye, B. C., Zhao, M., Neofytou, E., Zimmermann, W. H., Jain, M. & Wu, J. C. Stem cell reports 10, 422-435, (2018).  

A Large-Scale Multi-Ancestry Genome-Wide Study Accounting for Smoking Behavior Identifies Multiple Significant Loci for Blood Pressure. Sung, Y. J., Winkler, T. W., de Las Fuentes, L., Bentley, A. R., Brown, M. R., Kraja, A. T., Schwander, K., Ntalla, I., Guo, X., Franceschini, N., Lu, Y., Cheng, C. Y., Sim, X., Vojinovic, D., Marten, J., Musani, S. K., Li, C., Feitosa, M. F., Kilpelainen, T. O., Richard, M. A. et al. American journal of human genetics, (2018).  

Ectopic Expression of S28a-Mutated Histone H3 Modulates Longevity, Stress Resistance and Cardiac Function in Drosophila. Joos, J. P., Saadatmand, A. R., Schnabel, C., Viktorinova, I., Brand, T., Kramer, M., Nattel, S., Dobrev, D., Tomancak, P., Backs, J., Kleinbongard, P., Heusch, G., Lorenz, K., Koch, E., Weber, S. & El-Armouche, A. Scientific reports 8, 2940, (2018).  

Initiation of Rotors by Fast Propagation Regions in Excitable Media: A Theoretical Study. Gao, X., Krekhov, A., Zykov, V. & Bodenschatz, E. Front. Phys., (2018).  

Coagulation and Inflammation in Long-Term Cancer Survivors: Results from the Adult Population. Panova-Noeva, M., Schulz, A., Arnold, N., Hermanns, I. M., Prochaska, J. H., Laubert-Reh, D., Spronk, H. M., Blettner, M., Beutel, M., Pfeiffer, N., Munzel, T., Lackner, K. J., Ten Cate, H. & Wild, P. S. Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, (2018).  

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Inhibit Nlrp3 Inflammasome Activation in a Model of Coxsackievirus B3-Induced Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy. Miteva, K., Pappritz, K., Sosnowski, M., El-Shafeey, M., Muller, I., Dong, F., Savvatis, K., Ringe, J., Tschope, C. & Van Linthout, S. Scientific reports 8, 2820, (2018).  

What Treatment Should We Dare in Patients with in-Stent Restenosis? Kastrati, A., Joner, M. & Kufner, S. JACC. Cardiovascular interventions 11, 284-286, (2018).

Development of Obesity Can Be Prevented in Rats by Chronic Icv Infusions of Angii but Less by Ang(1-7). Winkler, M., Bader, M., Schuster, F., Stolting, I., Binder, S. & Raasch, W. Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, (2018).  

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Feature Tracking for Optimized Prediction of Cardiovascular Events Following Myocardial Infarction. Eitel, I., Stiermaier, T., Lange, T., Rommel, K. P., Koschalka, A., Kowallick, J. T., Lotz, J., Kutty, S., Gutberlet, M., Hasenfuss, G., Thiele, H. & Schuster, A. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging, (2018).  

Peri-Interventional Embolization of Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Devices: Two Manoeuvers of Successful Retrieval Barth, C., Behnes, M., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. European Heart Journal - Case Reports, (2018).  

Association of Fetuin-a with Incident Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Monica/Kora Augsburg Study and a Systematic Meta-Analysis. Sujana, C., Huth, C., Zierer, A., Meesters, S., Sudduth-Klinger, J., Koenig, W., Herder, C., Peters, A. & Thorand, B. European journal of endocrinology, (2018).  

Letter by Scheitz Et Al Regarding Article, "Randomized Controlled Trial of Early Versus Delayed Statin Therapy in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke: Assort Trial (Administration of Statin on Acute Ischemic Stroke Patient)". Scheitz, J. F., Lees, K. R. & Endres, M. Stroke, (2018).  

Subclinical Changes in Mri-Determined Right Ventricular Volumes and Function in Subjects with Prediabetes and Diabetes. Patscheider, H., Lorbeer, R., Auweter, S., Schafnitzel, A., Bayerl, C., Curta, A., Rathmann, W., Heier, M., Meisinger, C., Peters, A., Bamberg, F. & Hetterich, H. European radiology, (2018).  

Autologous Ipsc-Based Vaccines Elicit Anti-Tumor Responses in Vivo. Kooreman, N. G., Kim, Y., de Almeida, P. E., Termglinchan, V., Diecke, S., Shao, N. Y., Wei, T. T., Yi, H., Dey, D., Nelakanti, R., Brouwer, T. P., Paik, D. T., Sagiv-Barfi, I., Han, A., Quax, P. H. A., Hamming, J. F., Levy, R., Davis, M. M. & Wu, J. C. Cell stem cell, (2018).  

Age-Dependent Increase in Jnk2 Activity: Does This Help to Understand Camkii-Mediated Atrial Arrhythmogenesis in Human Atrial Fibrillation? Dobrev, D. & Lorenz, K. Cardiovascular research, (2018).  

Revision: Prognostic Impact of Baseline Glucose Levels in Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock-a Substudy of the Iabp-Shock Ii-Trial. Abdin, A., Poss, J., Fuernau, G., Ouarrak, T., Desch, S., Eitel, I., de Waha, S., Zeymer, U., Bohm, M. & Thiele, H. Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, (2018).  

Balloon-Based Injury to Induce Myointimal Hyperplasia in the Mouse Abdominal Aorta. Tediashvili, G., Wang, D., Reichenspurner, H., Deuse, T. & Schrepfer, S. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (2018).  

Circulating Angiopoietin-2 and Its Soluble Receptor Tie-2 Concentrations Are Related to Inflammatory Markers in the General Population. Schuldt, E. A., Lieb, W., Dorr, M., Lerch, M. M., Volzke, H., Nauck, M. & Friedrich, N. Cytokine 105, 1-7, (2018).  

Low Resting Membrane Potential and Low Inward Rectifier Potassium Currents Are Not Inherent Features of Hipsc-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Horvath, A., Lemoine, M. D., Loser, A., Mannhardt, I., Flenner, F., Uzun, A. U., Neuber, C., Breckwoldt, K., Hansen, A., Girdauskas, E., Reichenspurner, H., Willems, S., Jost, N., Wettwer, E., Eschenhagen, T. & Christ, T. Stem cell reports, (2018).  

Visualization of Endothelial Cell Cycle Dynamics in Mouse Using the Flt-1/Egfp-Anillin System. Herz, K., Becker, A., Shi, C., Ema, M., Takahashi, S., Potente, M., Hesse, M., Fleischmann, B. K. & Wenzel, D. Angiogenesis, (2018).   

Targeting Cd40-Induced Traf6 Signaling in Macrophages Reduces Atherosclerosis. Seijkens, T. T. P., van Tiel, C. M., Kusters, P. J. H., Atzler, D., Soehnlein, O., Zarzycka, B., Aarts, S., Lameijer, M., Gijbels, M. J., Beckers, L., den Toom, M., Slutter, B., Kuiper, J., Duchene, J., Aslani, M., Megens, R. T. A., van 't Veer, C., Kooij, G., Schrijver, R., Hoeksema, M. A. et al. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71, 527-542, (2018).  

Six-Month Outcome after Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair of Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation in Patients with Heart Failure. Orban, M., Besler, C., Braun, D., Nabauer, M., Zimmer, M., Orban, M., Noack, T., Mehilli, J., Hagl, C., Seeburger, J., Borger, M., Linke, A., Thiele, H., Massberg, S., Ender, J., Lurz, P. & Hausleiter, J. European journal of heart failure, (2018).  

Functional Morphology of the Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Disease. Liebner, S., Dijkhuizen, R. M., Reiss, Y., Plate, K. H., Agalliu, D. & Constantin, G. Acta neuropathologica, (2018).  

Somatosensory Bold Fmri Reveals Close Link between Salient Blood Pressure Changes and the Murine Neuromatrix. Reimann, H. M., Todiras, M., Hodge, R., Huelnhagen, T., Millward, J. M., Turner, R., Seeliger, E., Bader, M., Pohlmann, A. & Niendorf, T. NeuroImage 172, 562-574, (2018).  

Yap and Taz Regulate Adherens Junction Dynamics and Endothelial Cell Distribution During Vascular Development. Neto, F., Klaus-Bergmann, A., Ong, Y. T., Alt, S., Vion, A. C., Szymborska, A., Carvalho, J. R., Hollfinger, I., Bartels-Klein, E., Franco, C. A., Potente, M. & Gerhardt, H. eLife 7, (2018).  

Selective Mineralocorticoid Receptor Cofactor Modulation as Molecular Basis for Finerenone's Antifibrotic Activity. Grune, J., Beyhoff, N., Smeir, E., Chudek, R., Blumrich, A., Ban, Z., Brix, S., Betz, I. R., Schupp, M., Foryst-Ludwig, A., Klopfleisch, R., Stawowy, P., Houtman, R., Kolkhof, P. & Kintscher, U. Hypertension, (2018).  

Alcohol Consumption, but Not Smoking Is Associated with Higher Mr-Derived Liver Fat in an Asymptomatic Study Population. Bayerl, C., Lorbeer, R., Heier, M., Meisinger, C., Rospleszcz, S., Schafnitzel, A., Patscheider, H., Auweter, S., Peters, A., Ertl-Wagner, B., Reiser, M., Bamberg, F. & Hetterich, H. PloS one 13, e0192448, (2018).  

Initial Experience with a New Mitral Ring Designed to Simplify Length Determination of Neochords. Prinzing, A., Bleiziffer, S., Krane, M. & Lange, R. The Annals of thoracic surgery, (2018).  

Atrio-Ventricular Deformation and Heart Failure in Ebstein's Anomaly - a Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Study. Steinmetz, M., Broder, M., Hosch, O., Lamata, P., Kutty, S., Kowallick, J. T., Staab, W., Ritter, C. O., Hasenfuss, G., Paul, T., Lotz, J. & Schuster, A. Int J Cardiol, (2018).  

Musclemotion: A Versatile Open Software Tool to Quantify Cardiomyocyte and Cardiac Muscle Contraction in Vitro and in Vivo. Sala, L., van Meer, B. J., Tertoolen, L. G. J., Bakkers, J., Bellin, M., Davis, R. P., Denning, C., Dieben, M. A. E., Eschenhagen, T., Giacomelli, E., Grandela, C., Hansen, A., Holman, E. R., Jongbloed, M. R. M., Kamel, S. M., Koopman, C. D., Lachaud, Q., Mannhardt, I., Mol, M. P. H., Mosqueira, D. et al. Circulation research 122, e5-e16, (2018).  

Real-World Experience Using the Acurate Neo Prosthesis: 30-Day Outcomes of 1,000 Patients Enrolled in the Savi Tf Registry. Möllmann, H., Hengstenberg, C., Hilker, M., Kerber, S., Schäfer, U., Rudolph, T. K., Linke, A., Franz, N., Kuntze, T., Nef, H., Kappert, U. W., Walther, T., Zembala, M. O., Toggweiler, S. & Kim, W.-K. EuroIntervention 13, e1764-e1770, (2018).  

Genetic Background Dominates the Susceptibility to Ventricular Arrhythmias in a Murine Model of Beta-Adrenergic Stimulation. Jelinek, M., Wallach, C., Ehmke, H. & Schwoerer, A. P. Scientific reports 8, 2312, (2018).  

Fibroblast-Mediated Atrial Mechanical Dysfunction in Hfpef and Hypertensive Heart Disease. Bode, D., Doerr, R., Lindner, D., Schwarzl, M., Westermann, D., Primessnig, U., Pieske, B., Heinzel, F. R. & Hohendanner, F. Biophysical Journal 114, (2018).  

Impact of the Mitochondria-Targeted Antioxidant Mitoq on Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension. Pak, O., Scheibe, S., Esfandiary, A., Gierhardt, M., Sydykov, A., Logan, A., Fysikopoulos, A., Veit, F., Hecker, M., Kroschel, F., Quanz, K., Erb, A., Schafer, K., Fassbinder, M., Alebrahimdehkordi, N., Ghofrani, H. A., Schermuly, R. T., Brandes, R. P., Seeger, W., Murphy, M. P. et al. The European respiratory journal, (2018).  

Enhanced Cardiac S100a1 Expression Improves Recovery from Global Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury. Jungi, S., Fu, X., Segiser, A., Busch, M., Most, P., Fiedler, M., Carrel, T., Tevaearai Stahel, H., Longnus, S. L. & Most, H. Journal of cardiovascular translational research, (2018).  

Age Is Relative-Impact of Donor Age on Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cell Functionality. Strassler, E. T., Aalto-Setala, K., Kiamehr, M., Landmesser, U. & Krankel, N. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine 5, 4, (2018).  

Cognitive Performance of 20 Healthy Humans Supplemented with L-Homoarginine for 4weeks. Schonhoff, M., Weineck, G., Hoppe, J., Hornig, S., Cordts, K., Atzler, D., Gerloff, C., Boger, R., Neu, A., Schwedhelm, E. & Choe, C. U. Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, (2018).  

Prognostic Impact of Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist in Patients with Documented Coronary Artery Disease. Schofer, N., Ludwig, S., Rubsamen, N., Schnabel, R., Lackner, K. J., Ruprecht, H. J., Bickel, C., Landmesser, U., Blankenberg, S. & Zeller, T. Int J Cardiol, (2018).  

Impact of Atrial Fibrillation During St-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction on Infarct Characteristics and Prognosis. Reinstadler, S. J., Stiermaier, T., Eitel, C., Fuernau, G., Saad, M., Poss, J., de Waha, S., Mende, M., Desch, S., Metzler, B., Thiele, H. & Eitel, I. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 11, e006955, (2018).  

C-Reactive Protein (Crp) and Long-Term Air Pollution with a Focus on Ultrafine Particles. Pilz, V., Wolf, K., Breitner, S., Ruckerl, R., Koenig, W., Rathmann, W., Cyrys, J., Peters, A., Schneider, A. & group, K. O.-S. International journal of hygiene and environmental health, (2018).  

A Strain by Any Other Tracking Would Perform as Sweet? Nagel, E. & Chandrashekhar, Y. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 11, 288-289, (2018).  

Interventional Treatment of Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation: Early Clinical Experience in a Multicenter, Observational, First-in-Man Study. Lauten, A., Figulla, H. R., Unbehaun, A., Fam, N., Schofer, J., Doenst, T., Hausleiter, J., Franz, M., Jung, C., Dreger, H., Leistner, D., Alushi, B., Stundl, A., Landmesser, U., Falk, V., Stangl, K. & Laule, M. Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions 11, e006061, (2018).  

Long Noncoding Rna Lispr1 Is Required for S1p Signaling and Endothelial Cell Function. Josipovic, I., Pfluger, B., Fork, C., Vasconez, A. E., Oo, J. A., Hitzel, J., Seredinski, S., Gamen, E., Heringdorf, D. M. Z., Chen, W., Looso, M., Pullamsetti, S. S., Brandes, R. P. & Leisegang, M. S. Journal of molecular and cellular cardiology 116, 57-68, (2018).  

A Context-Specific Cardiac Beta-Catenin and Gata4 Interaction Influences Tcf7l2 Occupancy and Remodels Chromatin Driving Disease Progression in the Adult Heart. Iyer, L. M., Nagarajan, S., Woelfer, M., Schoger, E., Khadjeh, S., Zafiriou, M. P., Kari, V., Herting, J., Pang, S. T., Weber, T., Rathjens, F. S., Fischer, T. H., Toischer, K., Hasenfuss, G., Noack, C., Johnsen, S. A. & Zelarayan, L. C. Nucleic acids research, (2018).

Niels Voigt Talks to W. Jonathan Lederer, Keynote Lecturer at the "Gottingen Channels" Symposium 2017. Voigt, N. & Lederer, W. J. Cardiovascular research 114, e14, (2018).  

The Role of Visceral and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Measurements and Their Ratio by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Subjects with Prediabetes, Diabetes and Healthy Controls from a General Population without Cardiovascular Disease. Storz, C., Heber, S. D., Rospleszcz, S., Machann, J., Sellner, S., Nikolaou, K., Lorbeer, R., Gatidis, S., Elser, S., Peters, A., Schlett, C. L. & Bamberg, F. The British journal of radiology, 20170808, (2018).  

Distinct Pathogenesis of Pancreatic Cancer Microvesicle–Associated Venous Thrombosis Identifies New Antithrombotic Targets in Vivo. Stark, K., Schubert, I., Joshi, U., Kilani, B., Hoseinpour, P., Thakur, M., Grunauer, P., Pfeiler, S., Schmidergall, T., Stockhausen, S., Baumer, M., Chandraratne, S., Von Bruhl, M. L., Lorenz, M., Coletti, R., Reese, S., Laitinen, I., Wormann, S. M., Algul, H., Bruns, C. J. et al. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, (2018).  

Inducible Knockdown of Endothelial Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-1b Promotes Neointima Formation in Obese Mice by Enhancing Endothelial Senescence. Jager, M., Hubert, A., Gogiraju, R., Bochenek, M. L., Munzel, T. & Schafer, K. Antioxidants & redox signaling, (2018).  

Darc Matter(S) for Inflammatory Cells. Atzler, D. & de Winther, M. P. J. Cardiovascular research 114, e11-e13, (2018).  

Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Inoperable Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Disease. Wiedenroth, C. B., Olsson, K. M., Guth, S., Breithecker, A., Haas, M., Kamp, J. C., Fuge, J., Hinrichs, J. B., Roller, F., Hamm, C. W., Mayer, E., Ghofrani, H. A., Meyer, B. C. & Liebetrau, C. Pulmonary circulation 8, 2045893217753122, (2018).  

Atherothrombosis and Thromboembolism: Position Paper from the Second Maastricht Consensus Conference on Thrombosis. Spronk, H. M. H., Padro, T., Siland, J. E., Prochaska, J. H., Winters, J., van der Wal, A. C., Posthuma, J. J., Lowe, G., d'Alessandro, E., Wenzel, P., Coenen, D. M., Reitsma, P. H., Ruf, W., van Gorp, R. H., Koenen, R. R., Vajen, T., Alshaikh, N. A., Wolberg, A. S., Macrae, F. L., Asquith, N. et al. Thrombosis and haemostasis 118, 229-250, (2018).  

The Mingle-Mangle of Wnt Signaling and Extracellular Vesicles: Functional Implications for Heart Research. Gross, J. C. & Zelarayan, L. C. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., (2018).  

Dimeric Glycoprotein Vi Binds to Collagen but Not to Fibrin. Ebrahim, M., Jamasbi, J., Adler, K., Megens, R. T. A., M'Bengue, Y., Blanchet, X., Uhland, K., Ungerer, M., Brandl, R., Weber, C., Elia, N., Lorenz, R., Munch, G. & Siess, W. Thrombosis and haemostasis 118, 351-361, (2018).  

Comorbidities of Chronic Heart Failure - a Systemic Syndrome Requiring Cross-Specialty Efforts. Doehner, W. Journal of cardiovascular medicine 19, 79-82, (2018).


Correction of Diverse Muscular Dystrophy Mutations in Human Engineered Heart Muscle by Single-Site Genome Editing. Long, C., Li, H., Tiburcy, M., Rodriguez-Caycedo, C., Kyrychenko, V., Zhou, H., Zhang, Y., Min, Y.-L., Shelton, J. M., Mammen, P. P. A., Liaw, N. Y., Zimmermann, W.-H., Bassel-Duby, R., Schneider, J. W. & Olson, E. N. Science Advances, (2018).  

Impact of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Gad) on Prehospital Delay of Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients. Findings from the Multicenter Medea Study. Fang, X. Y., Spieler, D., Albarqouni, L., Ronel, J. & Ladwig, K. H. Clinical research in cardiology : official journal of the German Cardiac Society, (2018).  

Importance of Comorbidities in the Treatment of Primary Care Patients with Heart Failure-Baseline Results of the Observational Recode-Hf Study. Eisele, M., Adam, W., Rakebrandt, A., Boczor, S., Blozik, E., Trader, J. M., Stork, S., Herrmann-Lingen, C., Scherer, M. & group, R.-H. s. Family practice, (2018).  

Patterns of Circulating Fat-Soluble Vitamins and Carotenoids and Risk of Frailty in Four European Cohorts of Older Adults. Pilleron, S., Weber, D., Peres, K., Colpo, M., Gomez-Cabrero, D., Stuetz, W., Dartigues, J. F., Ferrucci, L., Bandinelli, S., Garcia-Garcia, F. J., Grune, T., Feart, C. & initiative, F. European journal of nutrition, (2018).  

Great Expectations – Authors’ Reply. Jobs, A., Desch, S. & Thiele, H. The Lancet, (2018).  

An Akap-Lbc-Rhoa Interaction Inhibitor Promotes the Translocation of Aquaporin-2 to the Plasma Membrane of Renal Collecting Duct Principal Cells. Schrade, K., Troger, J., Eldahshan, A., Zuhlke, K., Abdul Azeez, K. R., Elkins, J. M., Neuenschwander, M., Oder, A., Elkewedi, M., Jaksch, S., Andrae, K., Li, J., Fernandes, J., Muller, P. M., Grunwald, S., Marino, S. F., Vukicevic, T., Eichhorst, J., Wiesner, B., Weber, M. et al. PloS one 13, e0191423, (2018).  

Cardiovascular Involvement in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infections – Insight from Novel Antiviral Therapies. Poller, W., Haghikia, A., Kasner, M., Kaya, Z., Bavendiek, U., Wedemeier, H., Epple, H.-J., Skurk, C. & Landmesser, U. Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2018, (2018).  

Distinct Epigenetic Programs Regulate Cardiac Myocyte Development and Disease in the Human Heart in Vivo. Gilsbach, R., Schwaderer, M., Preissl, S., Gruning, B. A., Kranzhofer, D., Schneider, P., Nuhrenberg, T. G., Mulero-Navarro, S., Weichenhan, D., Braun, C., Dressen, M., Jacobs, A. R., Lahm, H., Doenst, T., Backofen, R., Krane, M., Gelb, B. D. & Hein, L. Nature communications 9, 391, (2018).  

Congenital Heart Disease Patients' and Parents' Perception of Disease-Specific Knowledge: Health and Impairments in Everyday Life. Helm, P. C., Kempert, S., Korten, M.-A., Lesch, W., Specht, K. & Bauer, U. M. M. Congenital Heart Disease, (2018).  

Toolbox for Research, or How to Facilitate a Central Data Management in Small-Scale Research Projects. Bialke, M., Rau, H., Thamm, O. C., Schuldt, R., Penndorf, P., Blumentritt, A., Gott, R., Piegsa, J., Bahls, T. & Hoffmann, W. Journal of translational medicine 16, 16, (2018).  

Correction To: Drug-Eluting Coronary Stents/Coronary Scaffolds and Drug-Coated Balloon Catheters. Nef, H. M., Abdel-Wahab, M., Achenbach, S., Joner, M., Levenson, B., Mehilli, J., Mollmann, H., Thiele, H., Zahn, R., Zeus, T. & Elsasser, A. Der Kardiologe, (2018).  

The Cardiomyopathy Registry of the Eurobservational Research Programme of the European Society of Cardiology: Baseline Data and Contemporary Management of Adult Patients with Cardiomyopathies. Charron, P., Elliott, P. M., Gimeno, J. R., Caforio, A. L. P., Kaski, J. P., Tavazzi, L., Tendera, M., Maupain, C., Laroche, C., Rubis, P., Jurcut, R., Calo, L., Helio, T. M., Sinagra, G., Zdravkovic, M., Kavoliuniene, A., Felix, S. B., Grzybowski, J., Losi, M. A., Asselbergs, F. W. et al. European heart journal, (2018).  

Clonal Expansion of Endothelial Cells Contributes to Ischemia-Induced Neovascularization. Manavski, Y., Lucas, T., Glaser, S. F., Dorsheimer, L., Gunther, S., Braun, T., Rieger, M. A., Zeiher, A. M., Boon, R. A. & Dimmeler, S. Circulation research, (2018).

The Apelin Receptor Influences Biomechanical and Morphological Properties of Endothelial Cells. Strohbach, A., Pennewitz, M., Glaubitz, M., Palankar, R., Grobeta, S., Lorenz, F., Materzok, I., Rong, A., Busch, M. C., Felix, S. B., Delcea, M. & Busch, R. Journal of cellular physiology, (2018).  

Blood Urea Nitrogen (Bun) Is Independently Associated with Mortality in Critically Ill Patients Admitted to Icu. Arihan, O., Wernly, B., Lichtenauer, M., Franz, M., Kabisch, B., Muessig, J., Masyuk, M., Lauten, A., Schulze, P. C., Hoppe, U. C., Kelm, M. & Jung, C. PloS one 13, e0191697, (2018).  

P2y12 Receptor Inhibitors: An Evolution in Drug Design to Prevent Arterial Thrombosis. Kupka, D. & Sibbing, D. Expert opinion on drug metabolism & toxicology, 1-13, (2018).  

Myocardial Dysfunction Following Brain Death. El-Battrawy, I., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 71, 368, (2018).  

Oxaliplatin-Induced Acute St Segment Elevation Mimicking Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report. Weidner, K., Behnes, M., Haas, J., Rusnak, J., Fuerner, P., Kuska, M., Mukherji, A., Borggrefe, M., Hofheinz, R.-D. & Akin, I. Oncology Research and Treatment, (2018).  

Message in a Microbottle: Modulation of Vascular Inflammation and Atherosclerosis by Extracellular Vesicles. Van der Vorst, E. P. C., de Jong, R. J. & Donners, M. M. P. C. Front. Cardiovasc. Med., (2018).   

Moving: Motivation-Oriented Intervention Study for the Elderly in Greifswald: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Kleinke, F., Schwaneberg, T., Weymar, F., Penndorf, P., Ulbricht, S., Lehnert, K., Dorr, M., Hoffmann, W. & van den Berg, N. Trials 19, 57, (2018).  

Inhibition of Endothelial Notch Signaling Impairs Fatty Acid Transport and Leads to Metabolic and Vascular Remodeling of the Adult Heart. Jabs, M., Rose, A. J., Lehmann, L. H., Taylor, J., Moll, I., Sijmonsma, T. P., Herberich, S. E., Sauer, S. W., Poschet, G., Federico, G., Mogler, C., Weis, E. M., Augustin, H. G., Yan, M., Gretz, N., Schmid, R. M., Adams, R. H., Grone, H. J., Hell, R., Okun, J. G. et al. Circulation, (2018).  

Reasons for Failure of Systemic-to-Pulmonary Artery Shunts in Neonates. Vitanova, K., Leopold, C., von Ohain, J. P., Wolf, C., Beran, E., Lange, R. & Cleuziou, J. The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, (2018).  

Aav-9 Mediated Phosphatase-1 Inhibitor-1 Overexpression Improves Cardiac Contractility in Unchallenged Mice but Is Deleterious in Pressure-Overload. Schwab, D. M., Tilemann, L., Bauer, R., Heckmann, M., Jungmann, A., Wagner, M., Burgis, J., Vettel, C., Katus, H. A., El-Armouche, A. & Muller, O. J. Gene therapy, (2018).  

Imaging of Pde2- and Pde3-Mediated Cgmp-to-Camp Cross-Talk in Cardiomyocytes. Pavlaki, N. & Nikolaev, V. O. Journal of cardiovascular development and disease 5, (2018).  

The Adverse Effects of Environmental Noise Exposure on Oxidative Stress and Cardiovascular Risk. Munzel, T., Sorensen, M., Schmidt, F. P., Schmidt, E., Steven, S., Kroller-Schon, S. & Daiber, A. Antioxidants & redox signaling, (2018).  

Effects of a Combined Dietary, Exercise and Behavioral Intervention and Sympathetic System on Body Weight Maintenance after Intended Weight Loss: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Mai, K., Brachs, M., Leupelt, V., Schwartzenberg, R. J., Maurer, L., Gruters-Kieslich, A., Ernert, A., Bobbert, T., Krude, H. & Spranger, J. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, (2018).  

Cardiopulmonary Fitness Is Strongly Associated with Body Cell Mass and Fat-Free Mass. Kohler, A., King, R., Bahls, M., Gross, S., Steveling, A., Gartner, S., Schipf, S., Glaser, S., Volzke, H., Felix, S. B., Markus, M. R. P. & Dorr, M. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, (2018).  

Feasibility of Drugs in Brugada Syndrome. El-Battrawy, I., Borggrefe, M., Lang, S., Zhou, X. & Akin, I. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology, (2018).  

Mitochondrial Fragmentation in Human Macrophages Attenuates Palmitate-Induced Inflammatory Responses. Zezina, E., Snodgrass, R. G., Schreiber, Y., Zukunft, S., Schurmann, C., Heringdorf, D. M. Z., Geisslinger, G., Fleming, I., Brandes, R. P., Brune, B. & Namgaladze, D. Biochimica et biophysica acta, (2018).   

Assessment of Blood Brain Barrier Leakage with Gadolinium-Enhanced Mri. Ku, M. C., Waiczies, S., Niendorf, T. & Pohlmann, A. Methods in molecular biology 1718, 395-408, (2018).  

Cardiac Mri in Small Animals. Ku, M. C., Huelnhagen, T., Niendorf, T. & Pohlmann, A. Methods in molecular biology 1718, 269-284, (2018).  

Phosphorylation of Vasodilator-Stimulated Phosphoprotein Contributes to Myocardial Ischemic Preconditioning. Kohler, D., Bibli, S. I., Klammer, L. P., Roth, J. M., Lehmann, R., Fleming, I., Granja, T. F., Straub, A., Benz, P. M. & Rosenberger, P. Basic research in cardiology 113, 11, (2018).  

Local Delivery of Mir-21 Stabilizes Fibrous Caps in Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Lesions. Jin, H., Li, Y., Chernogubova, E., Sun, C., Busch, A., Eken, S. M., Saliba-Gustafsson, P., Winter, H., Winski, G., Raaz, U., Schellinger, I. N., Simon, N., Hegenloh, R., Perisic Matic, L., Jagodic, M., Ehrenborg, E., Pelisek, J., Eckstein, H. H., Hedin, U., Backlund, A. et al. Molecular Therapy, (2018).  

Genome-Wide Association Study in 79,366 European-Ancestry Individuals Informs the Genetic Architecture of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels. Jiang, X., O'Reilly, P. F., Aschard, H., Hsu, Y. H., Richards, J. B., Dupuis, J., Ingelsson, E., Karasik, D., Pilz, S., Berry, D., Kestenbaum, B., Zheng, J., Luan, J., Sofianopoulou, E., Streeten, E. A., Albanes, D., Lutsey, P. L., Yao, L., Tang, W., Econs, M. J. et al. Nature communications 9, 260, (2018).  

The Lncrna Gata6-as Epigenetically Regulates Endothelial Gene Expression Via Interaction with Loxl2. Neumann, P., Jae, N., Knau, A., Glaser, S. F., Fouani, Y., Rossbach, O., Kruger, M., John, D., Bindereif, A., Grote, P., Boon, R. A. & Dimmeler, S. Nature communications 9, 237, (2018).  

[Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases]. Prochaska, J. H., Arnold, N., Junger, C., Munzel, T. & Wild, P. S. Herz, (2018).  

Risk Stratification in Takotsubo Syndrome: A Role of Mitral Annular Plane Systolic Excursion. El-Battrawy, I., Ansari, U., Lang, S., Fastner, C., Zhou, X., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians, (2018).  

Novel Approach for in Vivo Detection of Vulnerable Coronary Plaques Using Molecular 3-T Cmr Imaging with an Albumin-Binding Probe. Engel, L. C., Landmesser, U., Gigengack, K., Wurster, T., Manes, C., Girke, G., Jaguszewski, M., Skurk, C., Leistner, D. M., Lauten, A., Schuster, A., Hamm, B., Botnar, R. M., Makowski, M. R. & Bigalke, B. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging, (2018).  

Chronic Kidney Disease Burden among African Migrants in Three European Countries and in Urban and Rural Ghana: The Rodam Cross-Sectional Study. Adjei, D. N., Stronks, K., Adu, D., Beune, E., Meeks, K., Smeeth, L., Addo, J., Owuso-Dabo, E., Klipstein-Grobusch, K., Mockenhaupt, F. P., Schulze, M. B., Danquah, I., Spranger, J., Bahendeka, S., de-Graft Aikins, A. & Agyemang, C. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, (2018).  

Association of Sex Hormones with Physical, Laboratory, and Imaging Markers of Anthropometry in Men and Women from the General Population. Seyfart, T., Friedrich, N., Kische, H., Bulow, R., Wallaschofski, H., Volzke, H., Nauck, M., Keevil, B. G. & Haring, R. PloS one 13, e0189042, (2018).  

Targeting Atrial Fibrillation Promoting Atrial Structural Remodeling: Is This a Viable Strategy in Patients with Heart Failure? Li, N. & Dobrev, D. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's archives of pharmacology, (2018).  

Risk Prediction by Non-Invasive Coronary Imaging: We Are Not There Yet! Joner, M. & Koenig, W. European heart journal, (2018).  

Deep Computational Circular Rna Analytics from Rna-Seq Data. Jakobi, T. & Dieterich, C. Methods in molecular biology 1724, 9-25, (2018).  

Enrichment Analysis with Epiannotator. Pageaud, Y., Plass, C. & Assenov, Y. Bioinformatics, (2018).  

"Cyt/Nuc", a Customizable and Documenting Imagej Macro for Evaluation of Protein Distributions between Cytosol and Nucleus. Grune, T., Kehm, R., Hohn, A. & Jung, T. Biotechnology journal, (2018).  

Ion Channel Expression and Characterization in Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes. Zhao, Z., Lan, H., El-Battrawy, I., Li, X., Buljubasic, F., Sattler, K., Yucel, G., Lang, S., Tiburcy, M., Zimmermann, W.-H., Cyganek, L., Utikal, J., Wieland, T., Borggrefe, M., Zhou, X.-B. & Akin, I. Stem Cells International, (2018).  

Deep Molecular Phenotypes Link Complex Disorders and Physiological Insult to Cpg Methylation. Zaghlool, S. B., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Kader, S., Stephan, N., Halama, A., Engelke, R., Sarwath, H., Al-Dous, E. K., Mohamoud, Y. A., Roemisch-Margl, W., Adamski, J., Kastenmuller, G., Friedrich, N., Visconti, A., Tsai, P. C., Spector, T., Bell, J., Falchi, M., Wahl, A., Waldenberger, M. et al. Human molecular genetics, (2018).  

Yolk Sac Macrophage Progenitors Traffic to the Embryo During Defined Stages of Development. Stremmel, C., Schuchert, R., Wagner, F., Thaler, R., Weinberger, T., Pick, R., Mass, E., Ishikawa-Ankerhold, H. C., Margraf, A., Hutter, S., Vagnozzi, R., Klapproth, S., Frampton, J., Yona, S., Scheiermann, C., Molkentin, J. D., Jeschke, U., Moser, M., Sperandio, M., Massberg, S. et al. Nature communications 9, 75, (2018).  

Faim2 Contributes to Neuroprotection by Erythropoietin in Transient Brain Ischemia. Komnig, D., Gertz, K., Habib, P., Nolte, K. W., Meyer, T., Brockmann, M. A., Endres, M., Rathkolb, B., Hrabe de Angelis, M., Schulz, J. B., Falkenburger, B. H. & Reich, A. Journal of neurochemistry, (2018).  

Therapeutic Considerations of Sarcopenia in Heart Failure Patients. Saitoh, M., Ebner, N., von Haehling, S., Anker, S. D. & Springer, J. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 1-10, (2018).  

Voltage-Gated and Stretch-Activated Potassium Channels in the Human Heart : Pathophysiological and Clinical Significance. Schmidt, C. & Peyronnet, R. Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie, (2018).  

Quantification of the Left Atrium Applying Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Clinical Routine. Funk, S., Kermer, J., Doganguezel, S., Schwenke, C., von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, F. & Schulz-Menger, J. Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ, 1-8, (2018).

Visualizing Leukocyte Rolling and Adhesion in Angiotensin Ii-Infused Mice: Techniques and Pitfalls. Lagrange, J., Kossmann, S., Kiouptsi, K. & Wenzel, P. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, (2018).  

Association of Prothrombin Complex Concentrates Administration and Hematoma Enlargement in Noac-Related Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Gerner, S. T., Kuramatsu, J. B., Sembill, J. A., Sprugel, M. I., Endres, M., Haeusler, K. G., Vajkoczy, P., Ringleb, P. A., Purrucker, J., Rizos, T., Erbguth, F., Schellinger, P. D., Fink, G. R., Stetefeld, H., Schneider, H., Neugebauer, H., Rother, J., Classen, J., Michalski, D., Dorfler, A. et al. Annals of neurology, (2018).  

Clinical Value of [18f]Fdg-Pet/Ct and 3d-Black-Blood 3t-Mri for the Diagnosis of Large Vessel Vasculitis and Single-Organ Vasculitis of the Aorta. Wenter, V., Sommer, N. N., Kooijman, H., Maurus, S., Treitl, M., Czihal, M., Dechant, C., Unterrainer, M., Albert, N. L. & Treitl, K. M. The quarterly journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging : official publication of the Italian Association of Nuclear Medicine, (2018).  

Impact of a Novel Contrast Reduction System on Contrast Savings in Coronary Angiography – the Dyevert Randomised Controlled Trial. Desch, S., Fuernau, G., Poss, J., Meyer-Saraei, R., Saad, M., Eitel, I., Thiele, H. & de Waha, S. Int J Cardiol, (2018).

The Ace2/Angiotensin-(1-7)/Mas Axis of the Renin-Angiotensin System: Focus on Angiotensin-(1-7). Santos, R. A. S., Sampaio, W. O., Alzamora, A. C., Motta-Santos, D., Alenina, N., Bader, M. & Campagnole-Santos, M. J. Physiological reviews 98, 505-553, (2018).  

The Effect of Mere Measurement from a Cardiovascular Examination Program on Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in an Adult Population. Voigt, L., Baumann, S., Ullrich, A., Weymar, F., John, U. & Ulbricht, S. BMC Sports Science, (2018).  

Adipose Tissue Atgl Modifies the Cardiac Lipidome in Pressure-Overload-Induced Left Ventricular Failure. Salatzki, J., Foryst-Ludwig, A., Bentele, K., Blumrich, A., Smeir, E., Ban, Z., Brix, S., Grune, J., Beyhoff, N., Klopfleisch, R., Dunst, S., Surma, M. A., Klose, C., Rothe, M., Heinzel, F. R., Krannich, A., Kershaw, E. E., Beule, D., Schulze, P. C., Marx, N. et al. PLoS genetics 14, e1007171, (2018).  

Left Atrial Appendage Angiography Is Associated with the Incidence and Number of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Detected Brain Lesions after Percutaneous Catheter-Based Left Atrial Appendage Closure. Rillig, A., Bellmann, B., Skurk, C., Leistner, D. M., Haeusler, K. G., Lin, T., Geran, R., Koehler, L., Guttmann, S., Steffens, D., Kasner, M., Jakob, P., Tscholl, V., Roser, M., Lenz, K., Villringer, K., Park, J. W., Fiebach, J. B. & Landmesser, U. Heart rhythm 15, 3-8, (2018).

The Adam17 Metalloproteinase Maintains Arterial Elasticity. Nicolaou, A., Northoff, B. H., Zhao, Z., Kohlmaier, A., Sass, K., Rose-John, S., Steffens, S., Weber, C., Teupser, D. & Holdt, L. M. Thrombosis and haemostasis 118, 210-213, (2018).  

Expression and Cellular Localization of Cxcr4 and Cxcl12 in Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques. Merckelbach, S., van der Vorst, E. P. C., Kallmayer, M., Rischpler, C., Burgkart, R., Doring, Y., de Borst, G. J., Schwaiger, M., Eckstein, H. H., Weber, C. & Pelisek, J. Thrombosis and haemostasis 118, 195-206, (2018).

Determinants of Elevated Carbohydrate Antigen 125 in Patients with Severe Symptomatic Aortic Valve Stenosis Referred for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. Rheude, T., Pellegrini, C., Reinhard, W., Trenkwalder, T., Koenig, W., Mayr, N. P., Joner, M., Nunez, J., Holdenrieder, S., Schunkert, H., Kastrati, A., Hengstenberg, C. & Husser, O. Biomarkers : biochemical indicators of exposure, response, and susceptibility to chemicals, 1-23, (2018).  

Histological Comparison of Arterial Thrombi in Mice and Men and the Influence of Cl-Amidine on Thrombus Formation. Novotny, J., Chandraratne, S., Weinberger, T., Philippi, V., Stark, K., Ehrlich, A., Pircher, J., Konrad, I., Oberdieck, P., Titova, A., Hoti, Q., Schubert, I., Legate, K. R., Urtz, N., Lorenz, M., Pelisek, J., Massberg, S., von Bruhl, M. L. & Schulz, C. PloS one 13, e0190728, (2018).  

The Year in Cardiology 2017: Prevention. Nordestgaard, B. G., Cosentino, F., Landmesser, U. & Laufs, U. European heart journal, (2018).  

Integrating New Approaches to Atrial Fibrillation Management: The 6th Afnet/Ehra Consensus Conference. Kotecha, D., Breithardt, G., Camm, A. J., Lip, G. Y. H., Schotten, U., Ahlsson, A., Arnar, D., Atar, D., Auricchio, A., Bax, J., Benussi, S., Blomstrom-Lundqvist, C., Borggrefe, M., Boriani, G., Brandes, A., Calkins, H., Casadei, B., Castella, M., Chua, W., Crijns, H. et al. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology, (2018).  

Predicted 10-Year Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality in the 40 to 69 Year Old General Population without Cardiovascular Diseases in Germany. Diederichs, C., Neuhauser, H., Rucker, V., Busch, M. A., Keil, U., Fitzgerald, A. P. & Heuschmann, P. U. PloS one 13, e0190441, (2018).  

Vascular Response to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Biodegradable-Polymer Vs. New-Generation Durable-Polymer Drug-Eluting Stents: A Meta-Analysis of Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging Trials. Cassese, S., Xhepa, E., Ndrepepa, G., Kufner, S., Colleran, R., Giacoppo, D., Koppara, T., Mankerious, N., Byrne, R. A., Laugwitz, K. L., Schunkert, H., Fusaro, M., Kastrati, A. & Joner, M. European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging, (2018).  

The Immunoproteasome-Specific Inhibitor Onx 0914 Reverses Susceptibility to Acute Viral Myocarditis. Althof, N., Goetzke, C. C., Kespohl, M., Voss, K., Heuser, A., Pinkert, S., Kaya, Z., Klingel, K. & Beling, A. EMBO molecular medicine, (2018).  

Left Atrial Appendage Angiography Is Associated with the Incidence and Number of Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Detected Brain Lesions after Percutaneous Catheter-Based Left Atrial Appendage Closure. Rillig, A., Bellmann, B., Skurk, C., Leistner, D. M., Haeusler, K. G., Lin, T., Geran, R., Koehler, L., Guttmann, S., Steffens, D., Kasner, M., Jakob, P., Tscholl, V., Roser, M., Lenz, K., Villringer, K., Park, J.-W., Fiebach, J. B. & Landmesser, U. HeartRhythm 15, 3-8, (2018).

Variations in Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control among Ghanaian Migrants Living in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and Nonmigrant Ghanaians Living in Rural and Urban Ghana - the Rodam Study. Agyemang, C., Nyaaba, G., Beune, E., Meeks, K., Owusu-Dabo, E., Addo, J., Aikins, A. D., Mockenhaupt, F. P., Bahendeka, S., Danquah, I., Schulze, M. B., Galbete, C., Spranger, J., Agyei-Baffour, P., Henneman, P., Klipstein-Grobusch, K., Adeyemo, A., van Straalen, J., Commodore-Mensah, Y., Appiah, L. T. et al. Journal of hypertension 36, 169-177, (2018).  

Retrieval of a Fractured Angioplasty Guidewire after Percutaneous Retrograde Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion. Baumann, S., Rupp, D., Becher, T., Behnes, M., Sadick, M., Borggrefe, M. & Akin, I. Coronary artery disease 29, 81-82, (2018).  

Effect of Individualized Combined Exercise Versus Group-Based Maintenance Exercise in Patients with Heart Disease and Reduced Exercise Capacity: The Doppelherz Trial. Christle, J. W., Schlumberger, A., Zelger, O., Haller, B., Beckers, P., Myers, J., Halle, M. & Pressler, A. Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention 38, 31-37, (2018).  

Let's Sponge: How the Lncrna Pfl Promotes Cardiac Fibrosis Leisegang, M. S. Theranostics 8, (2017).  

Somatic Development in Children with Congenital Heart Defects. Poryo, M., Paes, L. A., Pickardt, T., Bauer, U. M. M., Meyer, S., Wagenpfeil, S., Abdul-Khaliq, H. & German Competence Network for Congenital Heart Defects, I. The Journal of pediatrics 192, 136-143 e134, (2018).