A highly detailed map of the human heart will pave the way for effective treatment
We have certainly been able to cure diseases of the human heart by knowing it, and now, for the first time, several organizations have come together to compile a complete map of human cells called the ‘Heart Cell Atlas’. It includes details of all types of heart cells and molecules. This research will pave the way for better understanding and treatment of many heart diseases. The research involved several institutions, including the Wellcome Singer Center Institute, Harvard Medical School, Imperial College, Alberta and the University of Cambridge. It is funded by the British Heart Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Wellcome Trust.
This study found that the cells of each heart muscle are different from each other. The blood vessels are also diverse and it is also known how the heart cells work together to move the heart and continue life. A total of 500,000 cells have been studied in depth, details of which have been published in Nature. This research will pave the way for regenerative medicine and individualized treatment for patients. The heart pumps blood throughout the body and carries oxygen to every organ. The heart beats a million times a day and carries blood throughout the body. In a heartbeat, many cells work together, and at every beat the whole heart works in unison.