Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide affecting ~2% of the worldwide population. HF is defined as the inability of the heart to meet the energy demand of the body. Current therapeutic approaches can slow down but not stop the progression of HF. Therefore, our research is focused on finding the underlying mechanisms leading to HF. So that patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases can be cured in the future.
Prof. Dr. Virginie Bito P.I.
Dr. Dorien Deluyker Post Doc
Dra. Lize Evens PhD student
Drs. Sibren Haesen PhD student
Dra. Hanne Beliën PhD student
Cross-linking versus RAGE: How do high molecular weight advanced glycation products induce cardiac dysfunction? Deluyker D. et al – International Journal of Cardiology, 2016 – IF 6.19
Effect of Exercise Intervention on Cardiac Function in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review.
Verboven M. et al – Sports Medicine, 2019 – IF 7.58
Cardiac atrial appendage stem cells engraft and differentiate into cardiomyocytes in vivo: A new tool for cardiac repair after MI.
Fanton Y. et al - International Journal of Cardiology, 2016 – IF 4.64
Reduced force generating capacity in myocytes from chronically ischemic, hibernating myocardium.
Bito V. et al – Circulation Research, 2007 – IF