This book offers readers a comprehensive biomaterials-based approach to achieving clinically successful, functionally integrated vasculogenesis and myogenesis in the heart. Coverage is multidisciplinary, including the role of extracellular matrices in cardiac development, whole-heart tissue engineering, imaging the mechanisms and effects of biomaterial-based cardiac regeneration, and autologous bioengineered heart valves. Bringing current knowledge together into a single volume, this book provides a compendium to students and new researchers in the field and constitutes a platform to allow for future developments and collaborative approaches in biomaterials-based regenerative medicine, even beyond cardiac applications.
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Provides a valuable overview of the engineering of biomaterials for cardiac regeneration, including coverage of combined biomaterials and stem cells, as well as extracellular matrices
Presents readers with multidisciplinary coverage of biomaterials for cardiac repair, including the role of extracellular matrix in cardiac development, whole-heart tissue engineering, and spatial and electrical factors regulating cardiac regeneration and assembly
Provides a platform to allow for future developments and collaborative approaches in biomaterials-based regenerative medicine