Heart Cells Can Turn Into Bone

Unfortunately, minerals can sometimes build up inside your body where they're not supposed to. After you have a heart attack, for example, your heart tissue can effectively turn into bone. Not ideal. The bony calcium deposits are just a bi-product of your heart trying to heal itself. In the following videos, learn more about Calcified Heart Disease, what happens during a heart attack, and how heart cells are bringing robots to life.

Why Do Heart Cells Turn Into Bone?

It's called Calcified Heart Disease. Hear the science behind this unfortunate condition.

What Happens During A Heart Attack

Cardiovascular disease accounts for more than 17.3 million deaths per year. Learn how heart attacks happen in 19 seconds.

Heart Cells Are Bringing Robots To Life

Scientists have created tiny swimming robots made of heart cells and shaped like jellyfish.

Written by Curiosity Staff December 5, 2016

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