Nanopatch could prevent heart attack

Every heart attack kills part of the heart. It chokes off blood to the nerve and muscle cells that keep the heart beating. But future surgeons might implant a nanopatch that serves as scaffolding to regrow heart cells and resurrect the dead region.

That hope rests upon finding the right nanomaterial recipe to regenerate healthy heart cells.  Indian researchers took an FDA-approved polymer and mixed in tiny carbon nanofibers to create a surface that encouraged biological cells to grow on it.

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