'Concertina' scaffold could help mend broken hearts

2019-03-01 10:09:08

By David Robson CONCERTINAS may be more commonly associated with 19th-century reed music than modern heart surgery, but it turns out their shape is ideal as a scaffold on which to grow cardiac tissue. Tissue scaffolds are already used to aid the growth of cartilage tissue in the lab. Heart tissue is more difficult to grow in this way, however. In order for the heart to beat properly,