Faculty Advisor

Gaudette, Glenn R.

Abstract

Atrioventricular (AV) nodal block contributes to cardiovascular disease causing over 2,150 deaths in the United States each day. Due to the limitations of current pacemaker technology, there is a growing need for the development of a stem cell-based AV node bypass device to allow for normal cardiac function. The device must deliver electrical current from the atrium to the ventricle with minimal current loss and cell migration along its length. As the initial stage of device development, a PU/PET electrospun scaffold was designed and analyzed through the completion of this project.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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