May 12, 2014

Cardiac Tissue Contractile Strength Differences Shown Using “Heart-On-A-Chip”

[ Read the Article: ‘Heart Disease-On-A-Chip’ Made From Patient Stem Cells ]

The difference in contractile strength of engineered cardiac tissues derived from a healthy patient and a patient with Barth syndrome using the “heart-on-a -chip” approach. Healthy tissues generate significantly more contractile stress with each contraction compared to diseased tissues, some of which do not move at all.

Credit: Megan McCain and Kevin Kit Parker / Wyss Institute

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