In her research project the effects of psychological stress on the impacts on the autonomic nervous system in terms of autonomous dysregulation will be investigated in different cohorts (Gutenberg health study as well as MyoVasc). Autonomic dysfunction is mapped by heart rate variability and provides a measure for the resilience or adaptivity of stress processing. The aim is to further elucidate the clinical significance of autonomic dysfunction and especially of heart rate variability in order to identify starting points for therapeutic exertion of influence.
Dr. med. Jasmin Ghaemi Kherarodi is currently completing her training as a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy. She worked on her experimental dissertation for several years in the Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology of the Center for Cardiology in Mainz under the supervision of Professor Daiber. The topic was the investigation of oxidative stress, inflammation, cellular senescence and other factors in a mouse knockout model. During her specialist medical training she became increasingly aware of the importance of the relationship between mental stress and physical symptoms, as well as the often serious effects on the health and quality of life of patients and their environment.