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Cultured Cardiomyocytes

  • F. W. Smart
  • W. Claycomb
  • J. Delcarpio
  • C. Van Meter

Abstract

The shortage of donor organs for cardiac transplantation continues to fuel the search for alternatives to the transplantation of human heart allografts[1],[2]. To alleviate this profound cardiac donor shortage, attention has recently focused on the use of biological and mechanical assist devices for permanent implantation[3],[5] and xenogeneic whole organ transplants. Therapies to repair damaged hearts are also gaining acceptance, such as high-risk coronary bypass grafting and transmyocardial laser revascularization[6],[7] Cell transplantation is one method of augmenting these repair processes.

Keywords

Satellite Cell Cardiac Muscle Cell Cultured CARDIOMYOCYTES Xenogeneic Cell Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization 
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  • F. W. Smart
  • W. Claycomb
  • J. Delcarpio
  • C. Van Meter

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