Heart disease is still the major cause for morbidity and mortality, and is strongly age-related, so prevalence will increase. At this moment there are no cures for these conditions and this is unacceptable to us.

We focus on:

  • Heart failure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Experimental Cardiology
  • Ischemic heart disease
Relevance

Solving the pathophysiological mechanisms of heart failure

High quality research with strong translational focus will help to reduce the burden of CV-related loss of lives and productive years and contribute to healthy ageing.

  • In recent years, we shifted our main focus from solving the pathophysiological mechanisms of systolic heart failure or Heart Failure with reduced Ejection Fraction towards other emerging diseases in the CV spectrum: early structural heart disease, diastolic HF (or Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction, HFpEF), and atrial fibrillation.