Thursday, 24 February 2011

Steve asks if the research will help those with angina

Dear Steve, thanks for your question.

The primary aim of the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal is to learn how to repair heart muscle once it’s become damaged after a heart attack.

Angina occurs when there’s a poor blood supply to healthy heart. So, it’s the blood vessels that are the problem, not the heart muscle.

However, the research funded by the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal will involve learning about blood vessels, and how they grow. This could ultimately lead to new ways to treat angina too.

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