The heart’s natural ability to recover after heart attack

October 17, 2014 - News / Technology

” .. After a heart attack, fibroblasts replace damaged heart muscle with scar tissue. This scarring can harden the walls of the heart and lessen its ability to pump blood throughout the body. Meanwhile, endothelial cells create new blood vessels to improve circulation to the damaged area. However, sometimes these endothelial cells naturally turn into fibroblasts instead, adding to the scarring … “

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