Seeing Arrhythmias in a Dish

April 14, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

SFU Graduate Students and Professor Tibbits Create Heart Cells
In research near the heart of personalized medicine, bioengineers at Simon Frazer [MORE]

Printing Heart Tissue

April 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chen Cultured Cardiomyocytes
The University of California San Diego Health System houses one of the world leaders in stem cell R&D, [MORE]

A Wearable EKG

March 10, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

EKG Sensor for Long-Term Monitoring
Quoting directly from this piece: “Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable [MORE]

A Pouch for Holding Devices on the Heart

November 25, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Fabricating a pouch from extracellular matrix material (derived from pig intestines), CorMatrix Cardiovascular (Roswell, GA) has a method for attaching [MORE]

“Self-Winding” Pacemaker

November 4, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Batteryless Pacemaker
It’s no surprise that this piece comes from the land of Rolex watches, Switzerland. Researchers at the University of [MORE]

Nanogenerator for Pacemakers

August 12, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanogenerator for Pacemakers
In animal studies, bioengineers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Daejeon, South Korea) have developed a [MORE]

3-D Printing a Bioartificial Heart

July 29, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Printed Bioficial Heart
Einstein once said that imagination is more important than knowledge, which, at this point, aptly describes research [MORE]

Mini Heart Implants to Improve Circulation

June 24, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mini Heart
Much of regenerative medicine-thinking has focused on using stem cells to grow new organs—hearts, bladders, livers, lungs, etc.  This [MORE]

Biomarker Predicts Death Regardless of Diagnosis

May 5, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Very Low Density Lipoprotein
In a study of 17,000 Finns and Estonians, researchers identified four biomarkers that were present in healthy [MORE]

Finding the Best Blood Biomarker for Heart Attacks

April 29, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heart Attack
More than 915,000 Americans suffer heart attacks each year, but two and a-half-times that many are admitted to hospitals [MORE]

Largest Stem Trial for Heart Attack Repair Begins

April 29, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Delivering Stem Cells to Heart Attack Victims
The largest stem cell project to date has begun with 19 collaborating institutions in [MORE]

A New Kind of “Wearable” Sensor for the Heart

April 29, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

3-D Measure of the Heart
Previously, Tagline has reported on sensored patches that monitor heart function, but this piece is about [MORE]

Implantable Thoracic Endoprosthesis

March 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cardiothoracic Surgery at U Michigan
In late January, surgeons at the University of Michigan, for the first time, implanted an artificial [MORE]

Minimally-Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement

March 18, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neovasc-Tiara Mitral Valve
Since 2002, heart surgeons have been able to use a catheter in performing aortic valve repair, and since [MORE]