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Cardiac Bioengineering:
Applications in Imaging Heart Muscle Disruption and Cardiac Repairing


Jun Liao, Ph.D., FAHA
Associate Professor, Bioe
T Arlington

Here's a startling fact: About 720,000 people in the U.S. have heart attacks each year. Of those treated by emergency medical services, only about 11 percent survived. Obviously, improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks (or myocardial infarction [MI], literally the death of heart muscle) are desperately needed. Two recent improvements are the 3D visualization of the infarcted regions and customized cardiac repair strategies.

In this presentation, Dr. Liao describes the 3D visualization of myocardial fiber disruption after acute MI via Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DT-MRI) and cardiac tissue engineering treatment based on acellular porcine myocardial scaffolds.

Jun Liao received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Cleveland State University. After his postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Liao focused his research on tissue biomechanics and bioengineering, which broadly covers cardiac tissue bioengineering, heart valve biomechanics, soft tissue biomechanics, and human body simulations. The NIH, AHA, DoD, DOE, NSF and NASA have funded his research. Dr. Liao has published 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, 140 conference abstracts, and six book chapters in tissue biomechanics and bioengineering. He was elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association in 2014.


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