Discovery unveils key to heart development in womb, unravels cause of spongy heart disease

Having explored how the heart is formed in utero, a University of Houston pharmacology researcher is reporting how cells and molecules act during that early formation and what might cause the heart disease called left ventricular non-compaction. LVNC is a type of heart muscle disease (or cardiomyopathy) also known as a spongy heart, for which patients often require heart transplants.

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