Conductive Fibers Heal Damaged Hearts

Conductive Fibers Heal Damaged Hearts
Conductive carbon nanotube fibers could help heal damaged hearts by creating a bridge for electrical signals.

The biocompatible nanotube fibers were created by a team from Rice University and tested by scientists at Texas Heart Institute. In tests of the nanotube fibers on lab animals, the fibers were sewn directly into the damaged tissue, successfully creating a bridge able to conduct the vital electrical signals over the scarred area of the heart.

According to co-lead author Mark McCauley, “The reestablishment of cardiac conduction with carbon nanotube fibers has the potential to revolutionize therapy for cardiac electrical disturbances, one of the most common causes of death in the United States.”

Conductive Fibers Heal Damaged Hearts

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