Research group of Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Bettina Heidecker
The research group of Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Bettina Heidecker investigates cardiomyopathies and heart failure. We speak of cardiomyopathy, when the heart muscle is diseased. Different types of cardiomyopathy can have genetic and/or acquired causes and risk factors. Heart failure describes a loss of heart function, which leads to a state in which the heart is too weak to fully function in everyday life.
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The research of Dr. Heidecker and her team focuses in particular on the subject of inflammation of the heart muscle and myocarditis. Projects are developed in collaboration with international partners. Collaborations with other clinical institutions as well as industry partners provide optimal resources to execute research from bench to bedside.
A combined approach of basic and translational science is applied in retrospective and prospective studies to advance therapies for future patients.
Ongoing studies and projects
Current studies investigate the Post-COVID-19 condition as well as various forms of cardiomyopathy, in particular myocarditis and amyloidosis - a disease in which protein is deposited in the heart. If you are interested in participating in a study, please contact the outpatient clinic: Phone: +49 30 450 513 717 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, Germany
- Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III, Spain
- Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany
- Columbia University New York, United States
- Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Forschung, Germany
- Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland
- Klinikum Wels-Grieskirchen, Austria
- Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, United States
- Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Germany
- Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals, United Kingdom
- The Johns Hopkins University, United States
- The University of British Columbia, Canada
- Universitario de San Cecilio Sevilla, Spain
- Universitario de Valme Grenada, Spain
- Universität Zürich, Switzerland
- Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Germany
- Universitätsklinikum Jena, Germany
- Universitätsklinikum Krems, Austria
- University of California, San Francisco, United States
- University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, United States
- University of Southern California, United States
For patients with myocarditis and their relatives:
For more information about myocarditis and exchange with those affected, we recommend the
link to the Myocarditis Foundation: https://www.myocarditisfoundation.org/
The foundation is supported by PD Dr. med. Bettina Heidecker in the “Board of Directors”.