Cardiovascular medicine

Areas of research focus at the UMG

Cardiovascular medicine is organised in the Göttingen Heart Centre, with the components of research, teaching, further training and healthcare. Fourteen clinics/institutes at the UMG and the nursing division belong to it. The Heart Centre was founded in 2001. The Heart Research Center Göttingen  (HRCG) was founded in 2010 to coordinate heart research in Göttingen. Here, the scientists in the Heart Centre work closely with

  • the natural sciences faculties at the University of Göttingen,
  • the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Experimental Medicine,
  • the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry,
  • the MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organisation and
  • the German Primate Centre.

The close collaboration between clinics and fundamental researchers offers a unique opportunity to implement the fundamental research in practice quickly. 

Focuses of the Heart Centre

The clinical and scientific focus of cardiac medicine in Göttingen is heart failure. Research areas that are currently in development are “Heart and Brain” and cardiomuscular failure as a focus of geriatric research. The focus of “heart and kidney failure” and the clinical focus on “shortness of breath” are also being expanded. 

Professional networking

Special research area 1002 “modulatory units in heart failure” is developing the principles for new methods to treat heart failure. It is supported by the German Research Foundation.

Göttingen is one of seven university locations of the  German Centre for Cardiovascular ResearchThe locations were selected for their excellence as part of an international assessment. In order to do this, our scientists take this fundamental research from special research area 1002 and immediately implement it in new treatment processes for heart patients.

Large European Commission projects researching cardiac arrhythmias are also coordinated in Göttingen and numerous highly qualified research projects are offered a scientific home. A new research building has been available to the scientists to carry out many kinds of research work since 2017.

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