Press Release

Friday, 09 March 2012

„Medical history being made in Hannover“

The medicine of tomorrow is already reality today: on a visit to Hannover Medical School (MHH), Federal Minister Dr Ursula von der Leyen, the patron of the association promoting children’s heart centres in Germany (F÷rdergemeinschaft Deutsche Kinderherzzentren e.V.), received an update on the status of research into heart valves that grow with the body. To date, this organization has provided more than 800,000 euros to support the research project headed by Professor Axel Haverich, Director of the Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery at MHH.

Download the press release (in German):
120309_vdLeyen_E.pdf