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British and German scientists created the most comprehensive cell atlas of the human heart. As reported in the journal “Nature”, it is the first to include the cells from which the heartbeat originates. Among other things, this data will provide a reference for studies on cardiac...

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Prof. Jeanette Erdmann passed away unexpectedly on 9 July 2023 at the age of 57 after a tragic fall. As the first DZHK professor, she had a major influence on the DZHK in Lübeck in particular. She was a great personality and will be missed - both professionally and personally.

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An interdisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists has published a consensus paper recommending appropriate quantitative imaging techniques for coronary artery stenosis and atherosclerosis related treatment and procedural planning.

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Klassische Risikofaktoren für Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen erklären etwas mehr als die Hälfte des Vorhofflimmerrisikos. Auf der Suche nach weiteren Einflussgrößen haben Forschende des Deutschen Zentrums für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung (DZHK) zusammen mit internationalen...

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In patients with inflammatory cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is permanently inflamed even though there is no viral infection. In the TRINITY-DZHK26 study, researchers are testing whether it helps to suppress the immune system with drugs for a limited period of time.

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Research teams around the world are searching for the causes of Long COVID. Scientists PD Dr Leo Nicolai, Dr Rainer Kaiser and Prof. Konstantin Stark from the Munich partner site of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have now taken a closer look at...

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Environmental stressors such as air pollution, noise, unhealthy urban planning, and climate change increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, as do traditional risk factors such as smoking, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity. An article recently today in Nature Review...

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International study lays the foundations for potential new therapy of a large number of diseases | Joint press release by the Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University and the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research

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Environmental stressors such as traffic noise pose a threat to human health worldwide. A study by DZHK researcher Prof. Thomas Münzel, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, shows that noise has negative effects on blood vessels and the brain within a very...

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When the heart gets out of rhythm, characteristic processes occur in the heart muscle cells. Among other things, the currents of electrically charged particles (ions) change. In chronic atrial fibrillation, one of these currents is reduced. Dr. Cristina Molina from the University...

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