WKTV: Heart Walk and Heart Disease Progress at MMRI

May 5, 2022:

Taking a look at how the body’s cells work on a molecular level is something you don’t get to see every day, unless you work at the Masonic Medical Research Laboratory. There’s technicians and doctors with lab coats analyzing how the body functions at levels that are difficult to understand, but the Lab’s Executive Director, Dr. Maria Kontaridis, talked about some of the developments made here that are critical in today’s medical industry.

“The Masonic Medical Research Institute has been instrumental in the development of several devices, including the pacemaker and atrial defibrillator that’s been important in therapeutics against cardiac arrhythmias. Some of the therapeutics that have been discovered here work together with pharmaceutical companies have been utilized even today, are still being utilized today in terms of treating people with cardiac disease.”

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