Nanomaterials for cardiac tissue engineering Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract: Cardiac tissue engineering (CTE) aims to create contractile tissues to replace damaged or missing myocardial tissues. Biomaterials/scaffolds constitute a major component in various strategies of CTE, as stand-alone treatments or in combination with cells and/or bioactive molecules. This chapter describes the recent applications of nanomaterials and nanofabrication methods in CTE scaffolds to mimic the structural and architectural properties of the cardiac extracellular matrix (ECM) and to enable …

publication date

  • July 31, 2013