A novel microsurgical rodent model for the transplantation of engineered cardiac muscle flap.

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Summary of "A novel microsurgical rodent model for the transplantation of engineered cardiac muscle flap."

The survival of engineered cardiac muscle 'grafts' to the epicardium is limited by vascularization post-transplantation in rat models. In this article, we describe the methodology of a novel rat model that allows for the transplantation of an engineered cardiac muscle flap (ECMF) onto the epicardium.


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Name: Microsurgery
ISSN: 1098-2752


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