Tissue engineering of autologous heart valves: a focused update.

Abstract

The prevalence of valvular heart disease is expected to increase in the coming decades, with an associated rise in valve-related surgeries. Current options for valve prostheses remain limited, essentially confined to mechanical or biological valves. Neither selection provides an optimal balance between structural integrity and associated morbidity… (More)
DOI: 10.2217/fca.13.96

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