Our next meeting:

Tuesday Oct 15 2013

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Dr. Takashi Matsui

Associate Professor,, UH JABSOM Dept. of Anatomy, Biochemistry & Physiology


Myocardial architecture for efficient pump functionality of the heart


Heart failure following a heart attack is a leading cause of death in Hawaii and the US. Minimizing the damage of heart muscle cells is a primary way to protect the heart against heart failure. Dr Matsui will discuss the myocardial architecture that is modified by a heart attack and the cellular mechanisms that protect heart muscle cells.