Charité –’s new cardiovascular center contract signed

Research cardiovascular disease, identify individual risks, and address them. With these objectives in mind, a new preventive center contract was signed with Charite Hospital in Berlin.

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Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffy speaks before signing the deal.

On Wednesday (June 29, 2022), Friede Springer, Chairman of the Friede Springer Foundation, Heyo Chloemer, Chairman of the Charite Board, and its Dean Axel Price, announced the new Friede Springer Cardiovascular. Signed a contract to establish a “prevention center”. At Charite. ” Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffy, Health Senator Ulrique Goat, and Finance Senator Daniel Wesener also attended the event at the Red Town Hall.

Berlin supports a € 7 million project

Specifically, the new center will focus on more comprehensive research on the risk and resilience of cardiovascular disease. In this way, new concepts and strategies for prevention are derived. Over the next decade, the non-profit Friede Springer Foundation will fund the establishment of the center for up to € 70 million. Berlin is supporting the project for an additional € 7 million.

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Germany. They manifest in very different ways, ranging from hypertension, arteriosclerosis, cardiac arrhythmias to heart failure and heart attack. Kroemer, CEO of Charité, called the center an “important milestone” and said, “We know that early intervention can significantly change the course of cardiovascular disease.”

Giffy: A new center as an important component of Berlin as a research center

According to the press release, Giffy said: “Berlin is an excellent center of science and research. Charité’s new prevention and research center for cardiovascular disease will be another important component in the development of this excellence.” She Friede. He praised Springer’s commitment as extraordinary. “Scientific research conducted at preventive centers helps ensure medical progress, prevent illness and save lives.”

Author: dpa / BerlinOnline /

Date of issue: June 30, 2022

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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