Using Physiologically Relevant Electromechanical Stimulation to Investigate Biological Mechanisms Responsible for Cardiomyocyte Hypertrophy.

Bretherton, Ross.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in US, has recently become the leading cause of death in the world as well • During a myocardial infarction (heart attack), over 25% of the heart’s cardiomyocytes (muscle cells) can die in only a few hours • Scar formation post-infarct is initially beneficial, but leads to a cascade of compensatory mechanisms that eventually lead to Heart Failur... read more

Cardiovascular system--Diseases.
Electromechanical devices.
Tufts University. Department of Biomedical Engineering.
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