Research group Cardiovascular, Hemostaseological and Molecular Sports Medicine
The research group "cardiovascular, hemostaseological and molecular sports medicine" works on research topics in the field of cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, arteriosclerosis, and heart failure, as well as in the field of hemostaseological diseases. The research group investigates the influence of acute physical activity up to athletic training on both application and basic research level.
The aim of these research approaches is to uncover fundamental, including molecular, mechanisms in the pathophysiology of these diseases and, based on this knowledge, to develop optimized treatment protocols for the use of physical activity. This knowledge serves to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from these diseases, to improve diagnostics or, in the best case, to directly prevent the occurrence of these diseases.
A second focus is the analysis of molecular markers that play a role in the inflammatory processes, especially in joints of hemophilic patients. For this purpose, corresponding markers are examined in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.
Specific research interests:
- Investigation of biomarkers (especially miRNAs) in the field of sports cardiology.
- Comparison of the outcome of different training programs in rehabilitation settings of patients with cardiovascular diseases.
- Acute and long-term effects of different exercise programs in rehabilitation on relevant biomarkers
- Identification and analysis of specific inflammatory biomarkers in patients with haemophilia.