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Artificial blood vessels or how to help patients with ischaemic heart disease

A team directed by dr inż. Beata Butruk-Raszeja (PhD Eng) of the Faculty of Chemistry and Process Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology is working on coronary prostheses. “We want them to be able to replace impaired vessels,” explains the researcher. Data on cardiovascular diseases has been appalling for years. 

According to a report issued by the Polish Central Statistical Office (GUS), 177,000 people died of cardiac causes in Poland in 2013, which accounts for 45.8% of all deaths. Half of them was a result of ischaemic heart disease. Scientists are now coming to help both patients and doctors fighting against it.

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WUT'S researchers work on a range of scientific topics which are explored in different areas and on a different scale. Often the outcome of these helps with the development of new technologies or everyday products to come into being.

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