Press Release

Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Leuven new clinical partner within the ESPOIR study

Leuven with Prof. Dr. Bart Meyns, Head of Cardiac Surgery - Cardiale Heelkunde, University Hospitals, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven has been officially added by the European Commission to the ESPOIR project partners. Prof. Haverich, coordinator of ESPOIR: "Prof. Meyns has an outstanding knowledge about valve replacement in congenital and acquired heart disease and his department is one of the leading for homograft replacement in Europe today. He has published numerous clinical as well as basic research papers in which he especially addressed the physiology of homografts. He has been also collaborating for years with the European Homograft Bank in Brussels, which is one of our partners and we therefore are very much looking forward to our collaboration within this exciting project."