Recent advances in cardiac tissue engineering for the management of myocardium infarction

Vineeta Sharma, Sanat Kumar Dash, Kavitha Govarthanan, Rekha Gahtori, Nidhi Negi, Mahmood Barani, Richa Tomar, Sudip Chakraborty, Santosh Mathapati, Dillip Kumar Bishi, Poonam Negi, Kamal Dua, Sachin Kumar Singh, Rohit Gundamaraju, Abhijit Dey, Janne Ruokolainen, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Kavindra Kumar Kesari, Niraj Kumar Jha, Piyush Kumar Gupta*Shreesh Ojha

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Myocardium Infarction (MI) is one of the foremost cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) causing death worldwide, and its case numbers are expected to continuously increase in the coming years. Pharmacological interventions have not been at the forefront in ameliorating MI-related morbidity and mortality. Stem cell-based tissue engineering approaches have been extensively explored for their regenerative potential in the infarcted myocardium. Recent studies on microfluidic devices employing stem cells under laboratory set-up have revealed meticulous events pertaining to the pathophysiology of MI occurring at the infarcted site. This discovery also underpins the appropriate conditions in the niche for differentiating stem cells into mature cardiomyocyte-like cells and leads to engineering of the scaffold via mimicking of native cardiac physiological conditions. However, the mode of stem cell-loaded engineered scaffolds delivered to the site of infarction is still a challenging mission, and yet to be translated to the clinical setting. In this review, we have elucidated the various strategies developed using a hydrogel-based system both as encapsulated stem cells and as biocompatible patches loaded with cells and applied at the site of infarction.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2538
Issue number10
Early online date25 Sept 2021
Publication statusPrint publication - Oct 2021


  • Biomaterial
  • Cardiomyocytes
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Regeneration
  • Stem cells
  • Tissue engineering


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