Patient lecture and seminar on regenerative heart valves and stem cell therapy options - 30.03.2019 in the Hannover Zoo

Patientenseminar: Regenerative Therapien und Stammzelltherapie bei angeborenen Herzfehlern – geht das schon? [more]

DGFG publishes film on heart valve donation

Please find the film in german language here. [more]

ARISE Trial inclusion completed – calculated sample size exceeded by participating hospitals

120 implantations was the calculated sample size for the ARISE study, which is trialing a novel type of graft – cell-free aortic homografts- for the replacement of aortic valves. 8 participating hospitals managed to include 138... [more]

Welcome to ARISE

65,000 aortic valve replacements (AVR) are performed in Europe each year to treat acquired and congenital aortic valve diseases. Current AVR options are, however, limited for young patients - especially female patients - and those unwilling to accept life-long medical anticoagulation with its inherent risks. None of the currently available prostheses for AVR is tailored toward the individual patient or allows for individual regeneration. The ARISE project will bridge this therapeutic gap in a clinical study to determine the feasibility, safety and efficacy of regenerative heart valves for aortic valve replacement.