Our Foundation has been established to eliminate the life-threatening PLN heart disease p.Arg14del. This genetic disorder causes heart diseases (cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias…) whereby the pump function of the heart muscle is significantly defective. PLN gene carriers are burdened with serious heart failure problems which may lead to a heart transplant, ventricular assist devices or even sudden premature death.
Scientific PLN research
Our Foundation is continually involved in scientific research projects. We have expanded our network in the past years with an (inter)national joint venture of innovative Dutch and worldwide Research Centers. Thanks to you and your donations, our Foundation is able to focus even better at research on diagnostics, treatment and healing of heart muscle diseases caused by a Phospholamban gene mutation (PLN).
Prof Dr. Roger Hajjar, Professor Menko-Jan de Boer MD, PhD, FESC, FACC Cardiologist, Beau Meijer, general practitioner and Luuk Kerckhaert, student Medicine at the Leiden University Medical Center are all non-paid scientific advisors to the PLN Foundation.
Together with you, our PLN Foundation has the following objectives: