How to mend a broken heart

Heart plasters to replace heart muscle in patients recovering from a heart attack
11 June 2019
Presented by Heather Jameson
Production by Heather Jameson.


A cartoon of a broken heart


Around 1.4 million people alive in the UK today have survived a heart attack, but survivours can suffer from debilitating heart failure, because the heart is damaged during the attack. Ten years ago The Naked Scientists spoke to Sian Harding from Imperial College London about some promising new “heart patches” that could be grown in the lab. Ten years on, production is more reliable and plentiful, and it’s hoped that safety trials on humans could begin within the next couple of years. Heather Jameson spoke to Sian to learn more...


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