Find answers to the most common questions we receive regarding donations to fund Atrial Fibrillation research.
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At AFIP we are happy with each and every donation we receive. However, you may choose to receive a gift for the following donations:
- You will receive an invitation to our yearly symposium where we will present you our studies. Note: you will have to provide us your Email address during when making a donation in order to receive an invite.
- A organic AFIP T-shirt or organic tote bag
- Meet and greet with the founders of AFIP and tour from bench to bedside. Note: you will have to provide us your Email address during when making a donation in order to receive an invite.
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Find answers to common general questions we receive.
Acceptance of a new medicine can take a while. It can take up to 10-15 years for a new medicine to be accepted by the Dutch market.
The researchers at AFIP conduct studies involving existing medicine which are registered and for other indications than Atrial Fibrillation. Introducing existing medicines for different purposes will take less long to market.
At AFIP we aim to test the effect of Glutamines, nicotinamide and GGA on Atrial Fibrillation. Your donations are necessary to successfully launch these studies.
Prof. Dr. Bianca Brundel and her research team used Drosophila flies as a model system to test mechanisms that cause aggravation of Atrial Fibrillation. In addition, the flies are used to test new medicine as well.
Drosophila are excellent model systems since their heart cells are created in a comparable way as heart cells of amphibian, reptiles, fish, birds and other mammals, like humans.