Rebuilding the Infarcted Heart

Rebuilding the Infarcted Heart

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Revascularization of the heart is the prime objective following a myocardial infarction as the morbidity inflicted severely impacts the patient's lifestyle and working capabilities. The use of stem cell transplantation is one route that is receiving considerable funding from government and private sources. This book examines the various methods available that will help the patient to recover from the adverse effects of a myocardial infarction. This book takes the reader from bench to bedside, from chalk to dust, and explains in clear detail how the mechanisms of stem cell transplantation work.At present, cell transplantation appears a promising treatment to repair the damaged myocardium and restore cardiac function, ... However, skeletal muscle has different electrical and mechanical properties from cardiac muscle, 100 Ischemicanbsp;...

Title:Rebuilding the Infarcted Heart
Author:Loren J. Field, Kai C. Wollert
Publisher:CRC Press - 2007-12-10


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