Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R

Faculty Advisor

Pins, George D

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2007

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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