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Biocompatible patches to repair congenital heart defects are under development at Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital. The patches are seeded with live heart cells and, after incubation, beat under their own power.
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), a severe cardiovascular malformation that is difficult to treat and often lethal, is caused primarily by genetic factors, according to a new study by researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Russian doctors have carried out a revolution in cardiac surgery. Thousands of patients with heart defects can have a normal life now. Experts from the Bakulev Scientific Centre of Cardiovascular Surgery have developed and implanted an artificial heart valve that does not cause post-surgery complications.