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Monday, January 27, 2014

Superglue could mend the Cardiac wounds

In the movie, or other fictional story, someone who has a cardiac wounded can be restored thanks to some kind of superglue. Now such a device actually exists in the real world. Researchers found a special glue for Cardiac wounds which is its strength equivalent to conventional sutures or staples.

In addition, the glue can seal the wound without causing complications. So says its inventors, i.e Jeffrey M. Karp, a professor at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. Pedro del Nido, a cardiac surgeon at Boston Children's Hospital. As reported by the Daily Mail, they create the superglue, because they considers that the staples or stitches cardiac postoperative was easy-risk off and certainly fatal to the patient.
A new glue could be used to seal tears in heart tissue or blood vessels, researchers say. (Picture from: http://www.livescience.com/)
Staples and stitching on the heart can cause a variety of problems. Every time sewing needle penetrates the heart tissue, doctors must participate repair the damaged tissue. While staples can damage heart tissue, must be bent in order to lock, not water-resistant, and made of metal so it should be removed. "Staples can damage tissue, and should be bent so that it locks into place," said Karp, as quoted by LiveScience, on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
A new glue is used to patch a wound in a heart tissue. (Picture from: http://www.livescience.com/)
To overcome these problems, scientists innovate with a waterproof polymer adhesive that can quickly dry out and create a reinforcing layer without burdening the heart after surgery. Superglue is also claimed to be resistant to the pressure of the heart muscle that is constantly ticking. Glue which has viscosity like honey, simply applied only in areas that require stitches, then pinned for a few seconds until the glue hardens. Molecular glue works between collagen fibers forming a network.

After that, the doctor shone with ultraviolet light in order to form a very strong bond chains. The discovery of the special Heartadhesive glue has been published in the Science Translational Medicine journal. In addition to the heart, the glue can also be used to attach to the intestinal tissues or blood vessels.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILYMAIL | LIVESCIENCE]
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