Traditionally, if the heart needs repairing, doctors use invasive stitches and staples, although new advances in genetic engineering may help. However, a team of research scientists at Harvard have created a medical superglue that is strong enough to hold heart tissue together.
use of stitches and staples to repair heart damage comes with major
problems. Not only is it difficult to create a watertight seal with
both, but they also can damage delicate heart tissue. They don’t work
well in wet environments and are often affected by the pressure of the
heart as it beats (it might be delicate, but it’s also powerful).
Sometimes, depending on the material used, the stitches and staples
don’t react well when exposed to blood, which is obviously a huge
Join us on our
Share this page with your friends
on your favorite social network: