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Lab-Generated Heart Valves Grow Inside Body

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a tissue-engineered heart valve replacement that can grow within a patient. The breakthrough could allow children with congenital heart defects to avoid repeated surgeries to replace heart valves that they have outgrown. To create the valves, the researchers cultured donor cells in a fibrin gel within a… Read More »

How can heart valves become faulty

A most recent option for replacement of an aortic valve does not involve surgery. This test allows doctors to have a closer look at the heart valves than is possible with a regular echocardiogram. Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. This helps to prevent blood clots from forming.… Read More »