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Cardiovascular Physiology

Cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, or heart failure) have been recently the most frequent cause of death in the developed countries. The older the Western population has got, the more frequent incidence of cardiovascular diseases there has been.

The explanation of physiological as well as pathophysiological processes within the cardiovascular system therefore represents an important goal of our research.

We study

  • mechanisms of development and prevention of ischemic heart disease that leads to heart attack,
  • developmental aspects of heart contractions and their role in heart arrhythmias,
  • mechanisms of vascular contraction and their use for treatment of hypertension.

In addition, we contribute to the development of biomaterials that would be suitable for synthetic vascular substitutes. We also look for genes, whose defects or modifications can underlie some of the cardiovascular diseases.  

  

Scientific laboratories:

LABORATORY OF BIOMATERIALS AND TISSUES ENGINEERING  LABORATORY OF EXPERIMENTAL HYPERTENSION 
LABORATORY OF DEVELOPMENTAL CARDIOLOGY  LABORATORY OF GENETICS OF MODEL DISEASES