29.06.2022, Berlin: Nach der Unterzeichnung des Vertrags zur Einrichtung des Friede Springer Kardiovaskulären Präventionszentrums an der Charité in Berlin schenkt Franziska Giffey (SPD, M), Regierende Bürgermeisterin von Berlin, Friede Springer (l), Verlegerin und Vorstandsvorsitzende der Friede Springer Stiftung, ein Teeservice. In den kommenden Jahren soll ein Zentrum für Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen entstehen. Foto: Christophe Gateau/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The publisher Friede Springer will support the Berlin Charité in setting up a center for cardiovascular diseases with up to 70 million euros. The state-owned clinic and the Berlin Senate announced this sum on Wednesday.

Accordingly, the contract to set up the “Friede Springer – Cardiovascular Prevention Center at Charité” was signed on Wednesday by Springer, Charité boss Heyo Kroemer and Charité dean Axel Pries, in the presence of Berlin’s governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD), health senator Ulrike Gote , Finance Senator Daniel Wesener (both Greens) and Ulf Landmesser, Medical Director of the Charité Center for Cardiovascular Medicine.

Friede Springer gGmbH will support the development of the prevention and research center over the next ten years with millions, “to break new ground in maintaining heart health and individual heart prevention,” the statement said. The state of Berlin is supporting the project with a further seven million euros.

Springer, Chairwoman of the Friede Springer Foundation, said: “With my commitment, I would like to support an impressive holistic concept for the research and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and their prevention. I am particularly pleased that this is being developed at the Berlin location.”

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Cardiovascular diseases are among the most common causes of death in Germany. Doctors usually speak of cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and cardiac arrhythmia.