The CTVB is dedicated to the research of the relevance of the vascular structure and function to the emergence and progression of cardiac cycle diseases in the translational approach. Insights about physiologic and pathophysiologic mechanisms of interaction between the vascular wall and the neurohumoral components as well as various systems as the hemostasis, inflammation and the immune system shall translated to clinical context. In the scope of phenotyping established disease patterns in greater depth (“deep phenotyping”) new and specific options in diagnostic, monitoring and therapy of arterial and venous cardiac cycle diseases shall be developed.
The CTVB comprises into three areas of research, which serve as institutional platforms for translational networking: The Gutenberg Health Study (GHS), the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the Integrated Research and Therapy Concept “Center for Thrombosis and Hemostasis” (CTH). In Addition, the CTVB conducts various individual projects, which are supported by the German Research Community (DFG), the European Union (EU) or the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
On the following subpages we inform you on the various areas of Research in the CTVB as well as on the individual projects of the members of the research Center.