Heart research centre holds open day

9th June 2016

A heart research centre is having an open day next month to show off some of its latest work to the public.

The specialist heart and lung centre at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London carries out trials to help prevent and treat diseases including cardiomyopathy.

Visitors can find out more about the research through hands on demonstrations and chatting to the hospital’s clinical researchers and scientists about their work.  There will be opportunities to navigate a simulated heart to fix a heart rhythm, see what 3D printing shows about lungs, and explore the role genes play in heart and lung health.

The open day, on Friday 15 July from 11.30am to 2pm, will also recognise the National Institute of Health Research’s ten year anniversary.  The NIHR is the research arm of the NHS which helps fund the hospital’s research.

A spokesman for the hospital said: “We have a history of pioneering, innovative research making a difference to patients’ lives. At this open day local people and the wider community can see first-hand some of the amazing research carried out at the hospital. The day will include a wide choice of activities, stands and round table talks for people to visit.”

For more information please see attached flyer or email the hospital or call them at 020 7352 8121 ext. 2746