Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells within a poly(lactide-co-epsilon-caprolactone) scaffold improves cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction model.


AIMS Cardiac tissue engineering has been proposed as an appropriate method to repair myocardial infarction (MI). Evidence suggests that a cell with scaffold combination was more effective than a cell-only implant. Nevertheless, to date, there has been no research into elastic biodegradable poly(lactide-co-epsilon-caprolactone) (PLCL) scaffolds. The aim of… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfn017