Title: Proceedings of the 3rd annual Acute Cardiac Unloading and REcovery ( A- CURE) symposium
Published: February 7, 2019
The paper summarizes a number of studies performed in various research laboratories that focus on new devices that improve the function of the heart in settings such as heart attack. These studies were presented at the A-CURE meeting in November 2018 in Chicago, a satellite meeting just prior to the American Heart Association meetings. Studies investigated mechanical devices that take the workload off of the heart and assist the heart in pumping blood to all of the organs of the body; when the heart has been injured.
Dr. Robert Kloner’s particular section is based on work that HMRI’s research group ( Dr. Wangde Dai et al ) performed several years ago using living heart cells that had been transplanted into the walls of the great vessels (aorta and inferior vena cava) to serve as an auxiliary biologic pump to assist the heart.