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Every day brings us closer to finding a cure for cardiovascular disease - New Zealand's number one killer. Here is the latest from our research laboratories.

Belinda Di Bartolo finalist in Young Investigators Award

The Heart Research Institute’s Belinda Di Bartolo was recently chosen as one of four finalists for the ATVB Young Investigator Awards at the November meeting of The American Heart Association in Chicago, USA.
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The regenerative power of stem cells

While treatments for arterial blockages have previously been very limited, our new stem cell research is demonstrating that it’s actually possible for the body to grow new blood vessels. Not only that, these blood vessels can substantially increase blood flow.


 
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Epilepsy and the heart

While it is commonly known that epilepsy can cause loss of consciousness and disabling seizures, it is less well known that it can cause significant heart problems. A seizure can be potentially dangerous, triggering the nerves in the brainstem to increase blood pressure and heart rate and even cause dangerous heart rhythms.

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