Learning to mend a broken heart

Want to know how science is finding new ways to help the heart recover from damage, disease and stroke?

On Tuesday 13 February, there will be a free SciBar Health heart event from 6.30pm at the Revolution Bar and Restaurant on Downing Street hosted by Cambridge British Science Association and Cambridge University Health Partners.
The event will involve two talks from experts in their fields:
  • Dr Thomas Krieg is a University Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He will discuss how his work, in collaboration with others, is finding new treatments for heart attack and stroke to prevent the development of heart failure or disability.
  • Dr Sanjay Sinha, a British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, part of the Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and an Honorary Consultant in Cardiology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital will discuss ‘Mending a broken heart’. He will explain whether human stem cells can be used to develop new treatments for heart disease and outline the worldwide efforts to regenerate damaged heart muscle.

Malcolm Lowe-Lauri, Executive Director at Cambridge University Health Partners, said: “We are incredibly lucky to have two such renowned experts coming to talk about their work for free as part of our SciBar Health event. Working with their colleagues and others, Thomas and Sanjay are helping to change the way heart attacks and disease are treated – by working in collaboration there is a real potential to make a real difference throughout the world. The heart is an incredible organ, sustaining life with every beat – so don’t miss this opportunity to learn what research and medicine on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus is doing to help it.”
Vasee Vinayagamoorthy, Co-chair of Cambridge British Science Association, said: “The heart is one of the strongest and most hard working muscles in the body. We are lucky to have similarly hard working and intelligent researchers and scientists in Cambridge who dedicate their time and effort to studying and improving the health of the heart. During Heart Month this February, it is wonderful for the general public to be able to listen and learn from two such scientists, who can tell us more about why the heart is such an important organ and how their work can improve the health of our hearts. Come enjoy the talks in a relaxed environment and put your questions to our speakers.”
The British Heart Foundation will have a stand at the event with free health information and welcome guests to come along and talk to them from 6.30pm.
For more information and to book a ticket visit http://cuhp.org.uk/event/sciba...

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