Cardiac Tissue Engineering for Replacement Therapy

  title={Cardiac Tissue Engineering for Replacement Therapy},
  author={Wolfram H Zimmermann and Thomas Eschenhagen},
  journal={Heart Failure Reviews},
Cell therapy is a new concept to repair diseased organs. For patients with myocardial infarction, heart failure, and congenital heart diseases cell based therapies might represent a potential cure. The field can be subdivided into two principally different approaches: (1) Implantation of isolated cells and (2) implantation of in vitro engineered tissue constructs. This review will focus on the latter approach. Cardiac tissue engineering comprises the fields of material sciences and cell biology… CONTINUE READING