Every 12 mins
one Australian dies from Cardiovascular Disease
It's the leading cause of death
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Empire Industrial Estate know the value of medical discoveries, which is why they have adopted this research area! Heart transplant recipient and Company Director Tony Stephens is living proof of...
Walk into the laboratory of the Cardiovascular Molecular and Therapeutics Translational Group and you’ll feel as if you’ve crossed into a unique and exciting dimension of science. Pipes and pumps, tanks filled with water at precisely 37 degrees Celsius to replicate the conditions of the human body, bubbling tubes crossing over one another–Associate Professor Peter Molenaar’s lab is an intriguing sight.
While any surgery is a physical shock to the body, major surgeries such as open heart and transplant are some of the most traumatic with the longest recoveries. Amazingly, although Cardiopulmonary bypass is used in the majority of heart surgeries in Australia each year, we are still unaware of many of the effects bypass could be having on the body, including the ability to process vital medications critical to recovery.