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Virtual heart may hold key to better treatment

Congenital heart problems altogether affect about one in 100 children, and heart disease in the general population is of course very common: it’s the most common cause of illness and death, certainly in the Western world, and it’s becoming the most common cause of illness and death in the developing world. Discover what EU research is doing in Healthcare.
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What we want to be able to do is to see what happens after treatment, particularly if the treatment is quite difficult to give, or very expensive – we want to know before we give it whether it’s going to work or not