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5 talented researchers have 8 weeks to raise money for groundbreaking cardiac research.


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Their research can get started as soon as they raise 25,000 euros. So it's up to you. Which research project really can't miss out? 


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As soon as the crowdfunding succeeds, the Dutch Heart Foundation doubles all donations to 50,000 euros. It's all or nothing. Which research gets your support?


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€286.815 Raised

from €250.000 (114%)
€143.408 thanks to Donations €143.408 thanks to Hartstichting Verdubbelaar
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Growing hearts on chips

"It’s a miracle to see beating heart-muscle cells on a chip. This can save lives!" Verena Schwach, Twente University   Getting living heart-muscle cells to grow on a chip. It’s already reality. Using this "heart-on-a-chip", we simulate the disease or the patient as accurately as possible. Our goal is to discover new medicines for better treatment. We will then be able to prevent cardiac arrests, cerebral infarctions and heart failures. My research cannot start without your support. Donate and let’s gets the research up and running!   Donate now   Living in uncertainty Almost 400,000 people in the Netherlands live with atrial fibrillation. Disorders of this kind have a huge impact. Cardiac arrhythmias can lead to cardiac arrest, cerebral infarction or heart failure. The patient may even die.   Simulating cardiac arrhythmia By growing living heart-muscle cells on a chip, we can simulate cardiac arrhythmias. We can generate them with stimuli and try to discontinue medication. This allows us to examine which treatment works for a certain patient or patient group.   Bespoke treatment This research is working towards bespoke treatment. It will then be possible to give patients suffering from a heart-rhythm disorder far better treatment and greatly increase their chances of a healthy life and survival!   Make the difference It’s so important for this research to be done. My mother has a heart-rhythm disorder and I can see what a big impact it has on her life. Help her and many others who have this severe condition. Support my research!
Growing hearts on chips

De app is klaar!

19-11-2020 | 08:48

Beste donateurs,

Goed nieuws: de app is klaar! Het afgelopen jaar heb ik samen met cliënten en herstelcoaches van Lister (de organisatie waar het onderzoek zal plaatsvinden) en het bedrijf IJsfontein gewerkt aan de ontwikkeling van de Muva app. We zijn heel erg blij met het eindresultaat. De app zal aankomende april gebruikt worden door de cliënten en herstelcoaches van Lister (het onderzoek begint namelijk eerst met een controleperiode).

Het leuke is dat je de Muva app ook zelf kunt downloaden in de App store of de Google Play store en zelf aan de slag kunt met jouw beweegdoelen.



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