New Tissue Mapping Techniques Could Aid Development of Regenerative Medicine Therapies

Texas Heart Institute’s Cardiomyocyte Renewal Laboratory Director, Dr. James F. Martin, is partnering with the University of Houston to develop a new way to evaluate the biomechanical properties of heart tissue. Their research was published in the journal Biomedical Optics Expression and represents the first application of Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE) for high resolution mapping of the heart.  The technique could one day be used to measure the effectiveness of new therapies aimed to regenerate damaged heart tissue.

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S. Wang, M. Singh, T. T. Tran, J. Leach, S. R. Aglyamov, I. V. Larina, J. F. Marin, K. V. Larin, “Biomechanical assessment of myocardial infarction using optical coherence elastography,” Biomed. Opt. Express, Volume 9, Issue 2, 728-742 (2018).
DOI: 10.1364/BOE.9.000728.