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In laboratory models, the coronavirus can directly infect heart muscle cells, a team from several working groups at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) found out. However, the virus uses a slightly different mechanism than in lung cells. If a direct infection of...

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For half of all heart failure cases there is a lack of effective treatment options. An estimated 37.7 million people worldwide suffer from this so-called heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. From November 2020 Dr. Gabriele Schiattarella will head a Junior Research...

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If the valve between the aorta and the heart needs to be replaced, doctors have a minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), also called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in the United States. In this catheter-based procedure,...

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A recent study provides Covid-19 patients in quarantine with a hybrid smartwatch from Withings, which measures ECG and oxygen saturation. The study aims to find out whether unnecessary hospital stays can be avoided. The German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) is...

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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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