Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R

Abstract

Myocardial infarction is an event that causes the death of myocytes. In an effort to compensate for lost functional myocytes, left ventricular remodeling may occur, causing adverse geometric and functional changes. If untreated, this may lead to heart failure. The goal of this project was to develop a left ventricular restraint device that provides structural support and promotes angiogenesis to treat heart failure. Proof of concept testing indicated that the device would promote angiogenesis and reduce dilatation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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