The new patch to mend a broken heart
Dr Damia Mawad and her UNSW-based team, along with Professor Molly Stephens and her team from Imperial College, London, have developed a polymer patch which improves the conduction of electrical impulses across damaged heart tissue. The sutureless patch is long lasting and can be "stuck" onto the heart without the need for stitches.
The full UNSW Media Release can be found here.
Read more about this significant breakthrough in heart attack research, as published in Science Advances, 30 November 2016, Volume 2, No. 11, e1601007.