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

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

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

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Four of six German Centres for Health Research (DZG) celebrated their tenth anniversary today with a ceremony in Berlin and around 300 guests from the worlds of politics and science. Federal Research Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger, Hessian Science Minister Angela Dorn, Berlin...

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The German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is funding several special evaluations of the German Aortic Valve Registry (GARY). The results will ensure that different groups of patients with heart valve disease requiring surgery receive the optimal therapy: either...

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The German Center for Cardiovascular Research has carried out pioneering clinical Covid-19 research by making its clinical research platform available to the nationwide Network University Medicine (NUM) in 2020. Starting in 2022, the NUM will operate its own research platform...

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Despite successful treatment of narrowed aortic valves by catheter-assisted aortic valve implantation (TAVI), patients with severely scarred hearts are at significantly greater risk of dying within one year post-treatment. To date, patients have not received drug treatments to...

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Prof. Jeanette Erdmann from the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the University of Lübeck receives the "BIH Excellence Award for Sex and Gender Aspects in Health Research 2021" from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in the Charité. Together with two BIH...

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Fat cells are much more than simply a calorie storage for scarce times. DZHK scientist Alexander Bartelt studies the role of healthy fat cells in metabolism and what happens when they become aggressive, for example when they overflow after too much food and too little exercise....

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People with a thickened heart muscle (cardiac hypertrophy) have a thinner cerebral cortex and white matter damage. Scientists from the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the Greifswald University Medical Center have recognized this connection between the heart...

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