What is it about?

Researchers are working on tissue engineered heart valves, blood vessels, cardiac patches, and injectable biomaterials, hence developing new ways for engineering bio-artificial organs or tissue parts that the body will adopt as its own. In this review, we summarize pre-clinical and clinical applications of cardiovascular tissue engineering.

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Why is it important?

Tissue engineering approach aims to develop the treatments for heart valve deficiency, ischemic heart disease and a wide range of vascular diseases. Translational research seeks to improve the patient's quality of life, progressing towards developing cures, rather than treatments.


Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death throughout the world. Conventional and regenerative therapies aim to change the clinical approach to the cardiovascular diseases. Tissue engineering attempts to contribute conventional and regenerative medicine in many different fronts.

Prof.Dr. Yaşar Murat Elçin

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This page is a summary of: Translational Applications of Tissue Engineering in Cardiovascular Medicine, Current Pharmaceutical Design, March 2017, Bentham Science Publishers, DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666161111141954.
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