Artificial heart valves will grow with your child

June 27, 2017
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Researchers have published new data on the advances in fabric technology, which brings the medicine to the successful surgery of the heart valves in children.

Today’s artificial valves are the only salvation of children suffering from heart disease. At the same time, during the operation there is a risk of infection. In addition, surgical intervention is only permissible when the child grows up, as artificial valves do not grow in size.

The new study was conducted in children’s medical center, University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA). According to Dr. Peter manning (Peter Manning), universal (ideal) artificial devices simply do not exist, so the medicine is in dire need of the development of technologies for the cultivation of natural human tissue.

A new study in this field was published in the journal Circulation. Scientists were able to create tissue similar to those that underlie the construction of heart valves. According to Peter manning, the development took more than 10 years.

Today close views of scientists focused on the future, when it will be possible to synthesize a necessary part of the bodies methods of tissue technologies. Such valves grown from living tissue will be able to grow with your child. Data prospects is scheduled for 2017-2022.

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