Corn-Starch Patch Helps Hearts Heal

Corn-Starch Patch Helps Hearts Heal
A new hydrogel patch could aid in recovery after a heart attack by reducing the stretching that occurs after the attack.

Developed by teams from Soochow, Fudan and Brown Universities, the hydrogel patch is made up of corn starch and was refined by computer simulation to fine-tune its thickness and flexibility. Designed to be placed directly on the heart after the attack, the patch will add mechanical support to the damaged heart to help it pump as it heals and reduce the cell death, scar tissue accumulation and oxidative stress in the damaged tissue.

Corn-Starch Patch Helps Hearts Heal

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