Genes in female and male hearts react differently to heart valve defects

When the heart valve between the aorta and the left ventricle is narrowed, i.e. aortic valve stenosis is present, different genes are active in men than in women. Scientists of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered this for the first time. Future research can be planned more precisely according to these results and could thus lead to individually tailored therapies for women and men.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft