Biomaterials for Cardiac Regeneration
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Globally, cardiovascular disease is one of the predominant clinical
conditions, which accounts for about 50% of human mortality and morbidity. No doubt
pharmacological and surgical interventions have dramatically improved the quality of
life of patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, the demand for new therapeutic
interventions as well as regenerative strategies is currently increasing. Biomaterials,
both natural and synthetic, have exhibited great potential in cardiac regenerative
therapy. Therefore, the development of biomaterials based extracellular matrix, grafts
or stents, etc. would be highly beneficial for supporting the natural function and
physiology of heart tissues.
Biohybrid vascular grafts, Bioresorbable stents, Bioceramics, Cardiac
patches, Extracellular matrix, Hydrogels, Implants, Scaffolds.