Committed to the future as a donor to the Heart Foundation
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Committed to the future as a donor to the Heart Foundation

Donor to the Heart Foundation

At Magnetic Innovations, we constantly work toward the future. We look at the latest developments to produce even more efficient direct drive motors. The choice to become a donor to the Dutch foundation for heart diseases (hartstichting) is a logical step for us. Nowadays, health and technology go hand in hand. And just like the heart foundation, we both have our eyes on the future. With our donation we support research into the genetic causes of heart disease.

Research into heart disease is a necessity for the future

More than 100 people die of cardiovascular disease in the Netherlands every day. And that number is only increasing. Heart disease research is imperative to change this in the future. Fortunately, the Dutch foundation for heart diseases has been investing a lot of money in research to find solutions to detect and treat heart diseases earlier.

An inherited heart disease is caused by a small change/deviation in the genetic material (DNA). Such a deviation is called a mutation. Most carriers of a genetic mutation will experience complaints sooner or later in life. Someone with such a mutation is called a carrier. A carrier can pass the mutation on to his or her child with a 1 in 2 chance.

Detection of genetic heart diseases

Dr. Peter van Tintelen, Clinical Geneticist, and his team are behind the research of the heart foundation says: “There is a lot of unfamiliarity with heart diseases, even among relatives of people with heart diseases. If we can detect people with an inherited predisposition to fatal heart disease earlier, they can get treatment sooner. ”

The research consists of 5 parts:

  • How can we detect people with a genetic predisposition early?
  • How can we better identify who has the gene within family?
  • Can we better predict how the disease will develop in people with inherited heart disease?
  • Can we better predict how the disease will behave through detection in cells?
  • Can we store data for future research?

Would you like more information or would you like to become a supporter? Contact us for more information.