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Technology A 3D-printed patch could help you recover from a heart attack

11:41  24 april  2017
11:41  24 april  2017 Source:   engadget.com

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A team of researchers in the US has created a 3 D - printed patch that could to used to help treat patients recovering from a heart attack . Scientists at the University of Minnesota have been able to 3 D -bioprint healthy adult heart cells on to the patch which can then be used to help heal scar tissue

heart tissue in the wake of heart attacks , but there are always gotchas: for example, it's no mean feat to replicate the complex structures of real tissue. However, there may be a solution in sight. Researchers have produced a 3 D - printed cell patch that can heal scarred heart tissue.

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A 3 D printed patch has been made that could immensely help such patients who have suffered from a heart attack in the future. A group of biomedical engineers have managed to manufacture a highly advanced 3 D printed patch . It has the capability to fix scar tissue formed in patients after a heart

from research organizations. 3 D - printed patch can help mend a 'broken' heart . Date A revolutionary 3 D -bioprinted patch has been created that can help heal scarred heart tissue after a heart attack . The discovery is a major step forward in treating patients with tissue damage after a

After the team tested its patch on a mouse, the rodent's heart saw a "significant increase" in functional capacity in the space of 4 weeks. Moreover, it eventually absorbed into the heart -- the team didn't have to perform follow-up operations to make sure it was a good fit.

Naturally, a mouse heart is easier to fix than a much larger human heart. The researchers see this as just a matter of time, though. They believe that human-scale patches should be viable "within the next several years." If so, recovering from a heart attack may just be a matter of implanting some custom-printed tissue and waiting for your health to improve.

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GE is working on a massive 3D printer for jet engine parts .
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