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Affair of the heart

Dear Sir or Madam,

Treating a coronary heart disease or showing associated lesions before they even lead to symptoms? Perhaps this will soon be possible. Researchers at the University Hospital Düsseldorf are currently working on a new method of cardiac imaging using MRI equipment and contrast agents with fluorine atoms. Find out how the method works and what is still missing before it can be used in medicine on humans in our video.

Enjoy watching!

Anne Hofmann
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Digital strategies to mitigate hospital staff shortages
Video: Detecting coronary heart disease hazard patterns
Interview: Konectom
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Digital strategies to mitigate hospital staff shortages

Topic of the Month

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Whether it pertains to medical careers or healthcare occupations: Hospitals are struggling with a shortage of qualified professionals. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a major strain on healthcare systems and the public has taken notice. Yet even without pandemic surges, hospital jobs have an image problem. At the same time, employee demands have changed. Staff recruitment must keep up with the changing times and rise to the challenge.
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Digital strategies to mitigate hospital staff shortages
Digital HR management – Help against skilled worker shortage
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Konectom: App supports self-management of Multiple Sclerosis


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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous systems that requires regular checkups with the neurologist every three months. However, an exacerbation of MS, also known as a flare-up, can occur between these appointments. The Konectom smartphone app aims to close this diagnostic gap.
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Konectom: App supports self-management of Multiple Sclerosis
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MRI – Detecting coronary heart disease hazard patterns


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The University Hospital Düsseldorf is researching a new method of heart imaging in the MRI: It can detect the early formation of coronary heart disease and show associated lesions before they cause any symptoms. A contrast agent containing fluorine atoms is used for this.
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MRI – Detecting coronary heart disease hazard patterns
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