Implanted heart patch could limit muscle damage after heart attack

25.04.2019

Image: A red heart with two patches on it lying on an ECG print-out; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Jakub Krechowicz

The material used for the patch is cheap (a patch costs less than a penny, the researchers say) and easy to make, and experiments showed that it was nontoxic. The rodent study ultimately showed that it was effective in reducing post-heart attack damage.

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