Heart disease kills almost two million people a year in the EU, so it is important to find different ways of keeping your heart healthy. This September, Horizon examines innovative ways of treating heart disease, including electric gene therapy to prevent heart attacks and a miniature heart implant. Plus, we look at how 4D imaging of mice and zebrafish can help regenerate human hearts.
A miniaturised heart implant is one of the most promising ways in which scientists are hoping to tackle cardiovascular disease, the world’s biggest killer, which claims the lives of almost 2 million people every year in the EU alone.
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