By Topic

Cardiac tissue engineering using stem cells [Cellular/Tissue Engineering]

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)

The limited clinical success of stem-cell injections for the treatment of myocardial infarction has been mainly attributed to the low retention and survival of injected cells. Alternative methods for improving the efficiency of cell delivery include the following: 1) injection of a mixture of bioactive hydrogels and cells followed by cell-hydrogel polymerization in situ and 2) the epicardial implantation of a tissue-engineered cardiac patch. Although surgically more complex than cell or cell-hydrogel injection, the patch implantation is also expected to yield improved survival of delivered cells, and potentially, a more efficient structural and functional tissue reconstruction at the infarct site.

Published in:

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:28 ,  Issue: 2 )