In the presence of deputy mayor of Amsterdam, Eric van der Burg, founders of Hart4Onderzoek Partricia Vlasman and Dayenne Zwaagman donated €2500,- to Prof. Bianca Brundel, of the Atrial Fibrillation Innovation Platform of the Physiology department,VUmc.

The donation is used to conduct the Glutaminimize Atrial Fibrillation study, a clinical study to test whether L-Glutamine can increase cardioprotective heat shock proteins and thereby can attenuate atrial fibrillation progression in patients. This study is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Natasja de Groot of the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam.

Patients with heart failure and family members donated to this research. Also members of the Physiology department who run for the ‘Dam to Dam loop’ contributed to the donation. AFIP thanks everybody for their effort to beat atrial fibrillation and other heart diseases!