Marie-José Goumans: Cultured heart cells

Marie-José Goumans: Cultured heart cells

Cultured heart cells

The Netherlands has approximately one million cardiac and vascular patients. For years heart and vascular diseases were the number one cause of death. Thanks to new treatments fewer people die from a heart attack, but the number of patients with a chronic disease continues to increase. At the Leiden University Medical Centre researchers look for ways to repair the heart with the body’s own cells.