Heart valve tissue engineering.

  title={Heart valve tissue engineering.},
  author={Ivan Vesely},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={97 8},
Tissue-engineered heart valves have been proposed by physicians and scientists alike to be the ultimate solution for treating valvular heart disease. Rather than replacing a diseased or defective native valve with a mechanical or animal tissue-derived artificial valve, a tissue-engineered valve would be a living organ, able to respond to growth and physiological forces in the same way that the native aortic valve does. Two main approaches have been attempted over the past 10 to 15 years… CONTINUE READING
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