Al Medina Dizdarevic is a medical student at the Medical University of Vienna. She is active in a research team led by her mentor Prof. Siller Matula at the Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna. She is currently engaged in projects investigating the predictive value of biomarkers in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Furthermore, she investigates the impact of treating iron deficiency anemia in patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis undergoing TAVR. In her diploma thesis, she investigates the association of gut microbiota with cardiovascular diseases.