There may be new hope for heart attack victims, in the form of patches that incorporate gold nanofibers and cardiac cells (Image: Shutterstock)
When someone has a heart attack, the damaged heart tissue doesn’t grow back. Instead, it’s replaced by non-beating scar tissue. As a result, the heart is permanently weakened. Now, however, researchers at Tel Aviv University are getting promising results using patches that contain cardiac cells and gold nanofibers.