Press releases

Cardiologists from the DZHK partner sites Rhine-Main and Berlin find SARS-CoV-2 in the heart muscle of patients with myocarditis by biopsy - also with overcome COVID-19 disease.

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Healthy ageing begins with a healthy pregnancy. It starts with healthy blood pressure values. Scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), together with Danish colleagues, have found that increased blood pressure during pregnancy is transmitted to the...

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British, Dutch, and German scientists are collaborating on joint projects to investigate essential issues in cardiovascular medicine. The organisations British Heart Foundation (BHF), Hartstichting, and the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have set up a joint...

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When patients are admitted to the hospital with chest pain, it is crucial to determine as quickly as possible whether or not a heart attack has occurred. By combining artificial intelligence and RNA molecules, scientists at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)...

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The RNA molecule Sarrah is involved in the ageing process of the heart – it is downregulated in old hearts. If its concentration is increased, it acts like a fountain of youth and protects heart cells from dying. This was discovered by scientists from the German Centre for...

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The German Centre for Cardiovascular Research is funding three clinical trials to improve treatment for Corona patients with cardiovascular complications.

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Prof. Stefanie Dimmeler will start as the new spokesperson of the Board of Directors at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK). She takes office in December 2020. Dimmeler succeeds Prof. Thomas Eschenhagen, who will retire from the Board of Directors at the end of...

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Whether patients suffer from acutely or chronically narrowed coronary vessels – quantitative imaging techniques are indispensable when it comes to detecting and treating circulatory disorders of the heart muscle or preventing them in time. An interdisciplinary team, in which...

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When the heart valve between the aorta and the left ventricle is narrowed, i.e. aortic valve stenosis is present, different genes are active in men than in women. Scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have...

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Age is one of the biggest risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Scientists at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have now investigated what happens deep in the heart when it ages. They have studied the cells from thousands of old and young hearts to compare...

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