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To mark World Heart Day, The Hidden Heart – a special BHF and ITN Business programme – explored research and innovations that aim to offer hope to people with heart and circulatory diseases.


The Hidden Heart featured the BHF-funded CureHeart programme, led by Professor Hugh Watkins, which aims to develop cures for cardiomyopathies (inherited heart muscle diseases) using advanced genetic therapeutics. The programme is funded by a £30 million award from the BHF, being the biggest award ever made by the Foundation, and represents the collaboration of an international consortium of leading researchers. 


The programme also covered innovative research led by Professor Charalambos Antoniades at the Acute Multidisciplinary Imaging and Interventional Centre (AMIIC), a purpose-designed clinical research facility which is the first in the world to host a hybrid photon-counting CT scanner with an interventional suite, supported by an AI facility. The research focuses on the use of these technologies to help predict those most at risk of heart attack.


Access The Hidden Heart below.