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Recent Progress in Vascular Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels

  • Jun Chen
  • Grant C. Alexander
  • Pratheek S. Bobba
  • Ho-Wook JunEmail author
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1064)

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S and results in the loss of approximately one million lives and more than 400 billion U.S. dollars for treatments every year. Recently, tissue engineered blood vessels have been studied and developed as promising replacements for treatment with autologous veins. Here, we summarize the cell sources and methods to make tissue-engineered blood vessels (TEBVs), the recent progress in TEBV related research, and also the recent progress in TEBV related clinical studies.

Keywords

Tissue engineered blood vessels TEBV Tissue engineering Scaffolds In vitro Animal models Clinical studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Chen
    • 1
  • Grant C. Alexander
    • 1
  • Pratheek S. Bobba
    • 1
  • Ho-Wook Jun
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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