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Kutschka I, Chen I, Kofidis T, Arai T, von Degenfeld G, Sheikh A, et al
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..Further optimization of the graft design should make restoration of large myocardial infarctions by tissue engineering approaches effective. ..
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..Optical bioluminescence is a powerful method for assessment of cardiac cell graft survival in vivo. Collagen matrices support early survival of cardiomyoblasts after transplantation into injured musculature. ..