Missing Links to Cardiovascular Health
The Lab
Ezelmarkt 15, 6211 LJ Maastricht
Wednesday 27th Feb 2019
Doors Open 18:30 | Event 19:00 - 21:00

Summary

According to the World Health Organisation cardiovascular disease remains the top cause of death in the world. This shows that existing therapies for heart disease and vascular diseases are not effective enough. Researchers from Maastricht University are trying to tackle that challenge using novel approaches.

Metabolic aspects of heart failure  

 

Miranda Nabben is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Genetics at Maastricht University. Miranda’s ambition is to treat cardiac disease via metabolic interventions. She studies the relationship between structural, metabolic and functional changes in the failing heart to get better molecular understanding of the triggers of heart failure and to identify new targets for treatment.  

Miranda Nabben

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Department of Molecular Genetics at Maastricht University

Vascular calcification: “hard” disease in the heart

Leon Schurgers is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry, which forms a part of the Cardiovascular Research Institute CARIM at Maastricht University. There, he leads scientific research on the role of vitamin K in vascular disease: vascular calcification, aneurysm and atherosclerosis.

 

Leon Schurgers

Professor at the Department of Biochemistry

Cardiovascular Research Institute CARIM at Maastricht University

Small vessels in obesity: a big problem

 

Boy Houben is an Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute CARIM at Maastricht University.

Small blood vessels normally deliver oxygen and nutrients to all the organs in the body. But when the small vessels in the muscle do not open adequately, glucose storage is delayed and levels in the blood stay high. This happens in obesity and may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes. In his talk, Boy will explain how this works and what you can do about it.

 

Boy Houben

Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Research Institute CARIM at Maastricht University

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