Posts Tagged "cardiac muscles"

Scientists Devise Strategy to Fix Broken Heart

Posted on Aug 30, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

Scientists have devised a new strategy to fix the broken heart – a tiny scaffold that they claim will repair damaged cardiac muscle cells and help prevent congestive heart failure.   The University of Washington researchers, who developed the scaffold, said the damage to heart muscle following a heart attack is irreversible and it leads to congestive heart failure – the most common cause of death in developed countries.   But the scaffold, which supports the growth of cardiac cells and blood vessels in laboratory animals, can be a new strategy to prevent people dying from...

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