Tissue Damage By Heart Attack Can Be Repaired Through Injectable Gel
Researchers from university of California developed a new kind of injectable hydrogel which can be used as safe and effective treatment for the damaged tissue. Heart attacks lead to tissue damage and which can be treated by the use of the injectable hydrogel. Professor Christman is bringing the gel for clinical trials within next year. The use of the hydrogel can be the best therapy.
There are more than 785, 000 cases encountered in US every year and there was no proper kind of treatment to repair the damaged cardiac tissue. Hydrogel is actually made from the cardiac tissue and which is stripped from the heart muscles cells. This whole process includes cleansing process and freeze dried, milled into powder and then made as a fluid. This particular liquid can be easily injected to the heart. The liquid after hitting the body temperature will be converted into semi solid. This gel will then encourage cells to recover from the damaged cardiac tissues. This in turn will preserve proper heart function.
Christman said that this gel will help in remodeling type response instead of inflammatory one for the damaged heart. The gel can be easily injected with the help of catheter and which does not require surgery. The research team also said that, the same gel can also improve the heart function in pigs suffering from cardiac damage. Proper research work was carried on rats and final results were released.
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