The Hartstichting has awarded researcher Dr. Sebastian Weingärtner of TU Delft a Dekker scholarship. This is a personal research grant for talented scientists that is awarded annually. With the grant of 490,000 euros, he can conduct research into cardiovascular diseases over the next few years.
Dr. Sebastian Weingärtner will develop an MRI technique that will enable doctors to more accurately measure how well the hearts of people with heart failure are working. This will also enable cardiologists to see the effect of new medications. They may even be able to detect people at risk of heart failure and prevent them from actually becoming ill.