Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine: Latest Devices, Surgical Techniques, and Tissue Engineering Strategies—Second Edition

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering and Biomaterials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 57

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1. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cardiovascular Research at the Center of Biomedical Research and Translational Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Vienna, Austria
2. Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
3. Medical Faculty, University of Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: cardiac surgery; atrial fibrillation; surgical ablation; mechanical circulatory support; cardiopulmonary bypass; animal models; cardiac pacing; cardiac assist devices
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Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cardiovascular Research at the Center of Biomedical Research, Medical University of Vienna, 1090 Wien, Austria
Interests: biomaterial design; tissue decellularization; 3D bioprinting; small diameter vascular grafts; cardiac patch; injectable ECM hydrogels; cell-matrix-interaction; in vitro bioreactor systems; 3D cell culture systems; biomaterial cytotoxicity; animal models
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Interests: cardiovascular tissue engineering; mechanisms of atherogenesis; cell adhesion; cell biomechanics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, cardiac medicine, especially surgery, has increasingly developed into a multidisciplinary specialty. Twenty years ago, who would have thought that cardiac surgeons specializing in interventional procedures would be sharing the cardiology OR with cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and sometimes even biomedical engineers? New technologies and multidisciplinary strategies in tissue engineering have enabled customized scaffold designs for implants, leading to innovative therapies for today's patients.

The goal of this Special Issue is to collect original papers, reviews, and case reports on new approaches to manufacturing and testing novel implants in cardiovascular research and resulting innovations in surgical therapy as well as peri-operative management. It is intended to be a collection of content from the laboratory to the bedside, publishing promising results from biomedical research, such as new materials, designs, or manufacturing processes of implants, as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures, hybrid approaches, combined multidisciplinary procedures, or new techniques in cardiac surgery. Manuscripts on peri-operative management as well as from collaborating disciplines, e.g., anesthesiology, intensive care, and emergency medicine, are welcome.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Three-dimensional printing of individualized cardiovascular scaffolds and implants;
  • Biodegradable and biologically active prostheses;
  • Novel devices and strategies in the treatment of cardiac disease;
  • Strategies for cardiac regeneration (e.g., cardiac patches);
  • Tissue engineering strategies to create functional implants and create vascular access;
  • Minimally invasive and interventional valve procedures;
  • Open surgical and endovascular management of thoracic aortic disease;
  • Optimized surgical treatment of coronary artery disease (e.g., total arterial revascularization, minimally invasive procedures, and hybrid coronary revascularization);
  • Novel devices and strategies in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias;
  • Short-term and long-term cardiac assist devices;
  • Hybrid procedures;
  • Peri-operative patient management;
  • Anti-coagulation strategies.

Dr. David Santer
Dr. Karl H. Schneider
Prof. Dr. George Truskey
Guest Editors

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  • cardiovascular medicine
  • 3D bioprinting cardiac patch
  • novel scaffold design
  • hybrid procedures
  • minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • interventional valve replacement
  • aortic surgery
  • aortic interventions
  • valve procedures
  • devices

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