A MUM living with heart failure was one of the guests at a laboratory open day in Sheffield giving people an insight into pioneering medical research at a city hospital.
Jo Ward, of Kiveton Park, was among fundraisers for the British Heart Foundation who visited the department of cardiovascular science at the Hallamshire Hospital.
Dr Timothy Chico, from the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics and a member of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, gave a presentation on how zebrafish are helping in the study of heart disease.
It is part of the charity’s Mending Broken Hearts appeal. The programme involves stem cell research and developmental biology to work out how to repair or replace damaged heart muscle to literally ‘mend broken hearts’ in as little as 10 years’ time.
The British Heart Foundation is one of Mayor Coun Sylvia Dunkley’s charities.