Study Data from University of Toronto Provide New Insights into Cardiology (Cardiac Tissue Vascularization: From Angiogenesis to Microfluidic Blood Vessels)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Cardiology have been published. According to news reporting from Toronto, Canada, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Myocardial infarction results from a blockage of a major coronary artery that shuts the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to a region of the myocardium, leading to massive cardiomyocytes death and regression of microvasculature. Growth factor and cell delivery methods have been attempted to revascularize the ischemic myocardium and prevent further cell death."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Toronto, "Implantable cardiac tissue patches were engineered to directly revascularize as well as remuscularize the affected muscle. However, inadequate vascularization in vitro and in vivo limits the efficacy of these new treatment options. Breakthroughs in cardiac tissue vascularization will profoundly impact ischemic heart therapies."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "In this review, we discuss the full spectrum of vascularization approaches ranging from biological angiogenesis to microfluidic blood vessels as related to cardiac tissue engineering."
For more information on this research see: Cardiac Tissue Vascularization: From Angiogenesis to Microfluidic Blood Vessels. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2014;19(4):382-393. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics can be contacted at: Sage Publications Inc, 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320, USA. (Sage Publications - www.sagepub.com/; Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics - cpt.sagepub.com)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Montgomery, University of Toronto, Inst Biomat & Biomed Engn, Toronto, ON M5S 3G9, Canada. Additional authors for this research include B.Y. Zhang and M. Radisic (see also Cardiology).
Keywords for this news article include: Tissue Engineering, Heart, Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Cardiology, Myocardium, Angiogenesis, North and Central America
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