Polymer-tissue bio hybrids as cardiovascular tissue replacements
Complex cardiovascular reconstructions can be achieved surgically, but they are often limited due to the poor durability and lack of growth in the materials that are used in the reconstruction. As the child grows, the materials degenerate, requiring a re-operation. We are attempting to develop tissue replacements that are durable and may potentially integrate into the patients own tissue and grow with the patient.
Developing adjustable devices to match the growing child after surgery
Children undergoing congenital heart surgery often require devices and techniques that can be adjusted in size and shape, and maybe optimized to achieve the best hemodynamics. We are interested in developing devices that are implanted by the surgeon, but can be adjusted post-operatively using a variety of electrical and electromechanical systems.
Jahnavi Mudigonda PhD
Post doctoral fellow
Alan Amedi BS
Undergraduate Research Asst