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Study Procedure and Data Collection


Preliminary Data Collection (Online Questionnaire)

Prior to visiting the study center, the study participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire. In this questionnaire, questions are asked regarding previous illnesses, medication and current complaints. The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Screening Examinations (2 days)


After deciding to participate in the study, participants will first be comprehensively examined at the Preventive Cardiology and Medical Prevention Unit of the Center for Cardiology. They will receive several screening examinations from the fields of cardiology, neurology, pneumology, psychosomatics and psychiatry.

In total, the visit will take approximately 5 hours. The return of the long-term devices and the MRI examination on the second day of the examination take around 1.5 hours in total.

Result Report of the Screening Examinations

The results of the screening examinations are discussed with the participants - if desired - and they receive a detailed final report. However, health-relevant findings that require acute action are always communicated to the participants immediately.

In-depth Specialist Examination


Depending on the results and/or if certain complaints were indicated in the questionnaire or interview, participants are referred to our specialist clinics for a more in-depth specialist examination for further diagnostics. During the discussion of the findings, a physician will inform them whether and, if so, which specialist examinations are useful or necessary. These can take place in the following clinics:

  •  Clinic for Anesthesiology
  •  Clinic and Polyclinic for Neurology
  •  Focus Areas Infectiology/Gastroenterology/Nephrology/Rheumatology, I. Medical Clinic and Polyclinic
  •  Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
  •  Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  •  Focus Area Pneumology, III. Medical Clinic and Polyclinic 
  •  Center for Cardiology