Gaudette, Glenn R
Pins, George D
The heart does not regenerate new tissue when myocardium dies following acute myocardial infarction. We have undertaken an iterative process to design and test a patch that will replace infarcted tissue and induce myocardial regeneration to improve heart function. The result is a composite scaffold design composed of an endocardial patch to provide mechanical stability and an injectable filler material to provide a regenerative scaffold environment. This project provides a vital first step toward a final solution for myocardial regeneration.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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