News: Carbon Nanotube Fibers Promote Cardiac Conduction In Vitro

I am excited to announce that work from our laboratory was recently published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, as an Editor’s Choice Article. In this work, we show for the first time that the native electrical signal in the heart can be transferred from one region to another with a surgical suture made from carbon nanotube fibers (CNTf). The CNTf sutures have remarkable electrical conductivity, strength, and flexibility and are the first to be used in surgical applications to restore electrical conduction in the heart. The long-term impact of this work is that the reestablishment of cardiac conduction has the potential to revolutionize therapy for cardiac electrical disturbances, one of the most common causes of death in the United States.

Link to the article can be found here:  In Vivo Restoration of Myocardial Conduction with Carbon Nanotube Fibers.

News media coverage can be found here: Physics World, Nanotechnology News, Phys.Org, Today’s Medical Developments