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Scientists at the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) have discovered a new biomarker for estimating the risk of another heart attack or death after an index heart attack. The biomarker 'Cellular Communication Network Factor 1' (CCN1), which can be measured in blood...

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Immediate angiograms are not necessary, and can even cause worse outcomes, after a cardiac arrest where there is no obvious cause. These are the results presented from the TOMAHAWK-DZHK4 stud at the European Congress of Cardiology, published simultaneously in the New England...

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After a heart attack, an implanted heart monitor can better detect those at risk of serious complications, when compared to conventional follow-up care. This is the result of a study by researchers from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research, presented at the European...

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SARS-CoV-2 infection can weaken the heart, but it recovers in most patients after two months. Munich scientists from the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the LMU Hospital have shown this in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

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An inhibitor of a fat-degrading protein can protect against heart failure. Researchers at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin were able to show this in mice. It is remarkable that the inhibitor does not act directly in...

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The global cardiovascular research community is joining forces: eleven leading and independent funding organisations from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom have joined forces to form the Global Cardiovascular...

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Temporarily discontinuing ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers does not affect the severity of COVID-19 disease, but it could have a beneficial effect on the recovery phase. Pausing could be particularly useful in elderly cardiovascular patients, suggest the authors...

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Exercise in polluted air above a certain threshold may cause cardiovascular side effects because high levels of particulate matter. This proves a recent study from South Korea with almost 1.5 million young adults.

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Atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, does not come back as quickly in obese people if they lose weight after catheter ablation, which is standard therapy for symptomatic atrial fibrillation. This is shown by the SORT-AF study, supported by the German Centre for...

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Revacept is a novel platelet inhibitor that binds specifically to injured blood vessels and can be used safely during catheter interventions. This is now demonstrated in a study enrolling patients with narrowed coronary arteries co-funded by the German Centre for Cardiovascular...

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