Heartbreak is part of growing up, but what happens when the heart is damaged or not put together right in the first place? The public is invited to learn more about heart development and current cardiovascular research during Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s first heart school.
The program will kick off on Feb. 16 and continue through Feb. 19, with a public talk each day from 6 to 7 p.m.
The theme for Heart School 2015 will be, “Building a Heart: What Goes Right and What Can Go Wrong.” Participants can expect an introduction to the normal structure and function of the heart, starting from the earliest embryonic stages through adulthood, including the onset and treatment of various disorders that may have a genetic or environmental basis.
Attendance in Heart School 2015 is free, yet limited by space restrictions, so preregistration is required. Please register to attend here: http://research.vtc.vt.edu/events/heart-school-2015/