Heart attacks are a leading cause of death worldwide. Photo: Shutterstock
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death worldwide. Photo: Shutterstock
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Chinese scientists create new two-faced hydrogel that could repair hearts better, faster after an attack

  • Placement of cardiac patches after a heart attack may cause fresh damage to the muscles and tissue adhesion in the area
  • New hydrogel could help to reduce mortality by lowering inflammation and boosting post-operative recovery, Chinese team says in recent paper

Heart attacks are a leading cause of death worldwide. Photo: Shutterstock
Heart attacks are a leading cause of death worldwide. Photo: Shutterstock
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