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The heart attack patch that could repair the muscle without the need for stitches
Dec 1, 2016
Scientists have developed a stick-on patch that could one day be used to repair damage to the human heart.
Scars left on hearts after cardiac arrests can lead to irregular heart rhythms.
This is because scar tissue disrupt the electrical impulses that allow a heart to beat in time.
The new patch helps to 'bridge' the electrical impulses correctly across different parts of the heart.
The flexible patch, which has been shown to work in animal models, is long lasting and has the significant advantage that it can be stuck onto the heart without the need for stitches...
Heart attack patch developed that could repair the muscle
Researchers from Imperial College London created a material that includes a chemical found in a crab’s shell, which can bridge the gap in the heart’s electrical signals caused by a heart attack.