Human Biology

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.

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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.

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Heart Cells Are Bringing Robots To Life

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

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Written By Curiosity Staff December 5, 2016