Prenatally harvested cells for cardiovascular tissue engineering: fabrication of autologous implants prior to birth.

@article{Weber2011PrenatallyHC,
  title={Prenatally harvested cells for cardiovascular tissue engineering: fabrication of autologous implants prior to birth.},
  author={Benedikt Weber and Steffen M Zeisberger and Simon P Hoerstrup},
  journal={Placenta},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 Suppl 4},
  pages={S316-9}
}
Using the principal of tissue engineering, several groups have demonstrated the feasibility of creating heart valves, blood vessels, and myocardial structures using autologous cells and biodegradable scaffold materials. In the current cardiovascular clinical scenario, the main medical need for a tissue engineering solution is in the field of pediatric applications treating congenital heart disease. In these young patients, the introduction of autologous viable and growing replacement structures… CONTINUE READING

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