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Welcome to the Big-Heart homepage

Bench-to-bedside InteGrated approach to familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: to the HEART of the disease

Acknowledgement of support from the EC Grant Agreement n. 241577 (BIG-Heart) FP7 Seventh Framework Programme Healthlogo


This is the website of BIG-Heart, a collaboration between scientists and clinicians working in United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy and Germany aimed at better understanding of the disease familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is by far the most common cardiac single gene disorder with a prevalence of 1:500, it is predicted to affect approximately one million people within the EU. Starting on January 1st 2010, BIG-Heart is funded  for three and a half years by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013) Grant Agreement N. 241577. 

This website aims to provide:

We have also produced a flyer describing the BIG-Heart project which can be downloaded here.
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BIG-Heart meeting, Balliol College, Oxford 28th March 2012