Physiological Aspects of Cardiac Tissue Engineering

How do you grow cardiac muscle in a dish? Listen as myocardial tissue engineering pioneer Thomas Eschenhagen (University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf) talks with Associate Editor Leon de Windt and leading expert Pieter Doevendans (University of Utrecht Medical Centre) about the evolution of cardiac tissue engineering. From humble beginnings in chick embryonic cardiomyocytes to current state-of-the-art techniques with human tissue, we explore the development of engineered myocardium for drug screening and clinical applications.

Thomas Eschenhagen, Alexandra Eder, Ingra Vollert, and Arne Hansen Physiological Aspects of Cardiac Tissue Engineering Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published online May 11, 2012, doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00007.2012.

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