Diabetes: a cause of heart failure

In their worldwide search for internationally renowned partners from science and medicine, those at the ADA responsible for looking in Germany have identified the HDZ NRW, a research hospital of the Ruhr-University of Bochum, as highly commendable. According to the ADA, its bundling of research and cross-discipline cooperation in the field of „diabetes and the heart“ is exemplary. Professor Diethelm Tschöpe is a certified international expert in this field. The film highlights research results and treatment concepts at the interface between metabolic and vascular medicine. The close link between clinical research and basic research is a key theme. Current investigations include research into the involvement of reactive glucose metabolites in the development of a diabetic cardiomyopathy.

The film is entitled „From metabolic failure to hemodynamic failure“ and reflects current treatment, from early to terminal heart failure. The message is: „For all stages of the disease and all degrees of severity, there are medical options available. But the prerequisite for therapeutic success is always that treatment is commenced as soon as possible and that it is agreed between the various disciplines“, explains Professor Tschöpe in discussion with his fellow Clinic Directors.

The film premiered at the annual congress of the ADA, which took place in San Francisco, California from 7-11 June 2019. The ADA is renowned worldwide as a leading platform for research and therapy in diabetology.

Further information:

Herz- und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen
Universitätsklinik der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Press Office and Public Relations
Manager: Anna Reiss
Georgstr. 11
D-32545 Bad Oeynhausen
Tel. 0049 5731 97-1955
Fax 0049 5731 97-2028
E-Mail: info@hdz-nrw.de

contact for scientific information:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Diethelm Tschöpe

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