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The 6 million dollar heart, can we rebuild it, do we have the technology?

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Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6:30 pm
Start 7:00 pm
End 9:30 pm
The Princess Victoria, 217 Uxbridge Road,
London W12 9DH
What is the future of cardiac medicine? Can we replace hearts with mechanical devices? Can we map the heart to explore its function? Can we rebuild hearts from stem cells? This evening we will look into developing areas of cardiac research and how it will impact treatment in the future.

Virtual histology of the myocardium

Dr Zoyha Khalique (Clinical lecturer of cardiology at the Royal Brompton and Harefield trust)
Dr. Sonja Nielles-Vallespin (Clinical lecturer of cardiology at the Royal Brompton and Harefield trust)
Diffusion tensor imaging is a new and improved version of MRI. This new technique reveals previously unseen detail of the microstructure of the human heart in health and disease. Drs Nielles-Vallespin and Khalique will give you the lowdown on this exciting tool and how it will help patients with heart failure in the future.

Regenerating a broken heart

Dr. Georgina Ellison-Hughes (Lecturer – Reader in Physiology at KCL)
How can we fix a broken heart? Currently, stem cells (cells which can differentiate to take on specific functions) are being used to repair and regenerate damaged hearts i.e. following a heart attack. Tonight, Dr Ellison-Hughes will discuss how ageing and cell senescence can affect the repair and regeneration of the heart.