Myocardial Infarction, also known as a heart attack, is a fatal heart condition that affects many people in the U.S. Caused by blocked arteries or veins, which limits blood flow to the heart, the result is massive tissue death even after resuscitation. The death of cardiac tissue weakens the heart muscle and leaves the victims open to heart diseases and secondary heart attacks, lowering their everyday quality of life. This research project will focus on the potential use of angiogenesis, or blood vessel formation, in curing the site of myocardial infarction injury. Using angiogenesis is a much more desirable option than using artificial parts to treat the injury site.
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