Preserving Heart Function (image) Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Share Print E-Mail Caption The microscopic image on left shows a control mouse heart cross section after simulated cardiac injury with significant fibrosis. The image the right shows the "experimental model" in which Wnt/b-catenin was inhibited in the hearts of mice, resulting in reduced fibrosis. Scientists report early research results in Nature Communications that suggest scientists might be on to a way to preserve cardiac function after heart attacks or for people with certain inherited heart defects. Credit Cincinnati Children's Usage Restrictions Must credit Cincinnati Children's Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.