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Tissue patches for broken hearts

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.


<p>Produced by: Fast Facts, Mediaridders<br />
With the support of: The Young Academy</p>
<p>Made by: Jasmijn Snoijink<br />
In cooperation with: The Young Academy Office<br />
Camera &amp; editing:<br />
Music: SproetS<br />
Graphic design: SproetS</p>
<p>Thanks to:<br />
All members of The Young Academy<br />
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)<br />
Iris Koopmans<br />
Marja van der Putten<br />
Hugo van Bergen</p>