Summary #1026

Polymer patch could reduce negative effects of cardiac scar tissue

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  • New device could correct defects caused by scar tissue that forms after heart attacks.
  • It’s a polymer patch that adheres to the heart and bridges the area of scar tissue
  • The novelty of this device comes from the fact that it uses an innovative method to morph traditional materials into a device that can mimic heart muscle movement.
  • So far, it’s only been tested in the lab, and awaits trials in animals.

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