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Isolation and Functional Characterization of Human Ventricular Cardiomyocytes from Fresh Surgical Samples
 

Isolation and Functional Characterization of Human Ventricular Cardiomyocytes from Fresh Surgical Samples

Article doi: 10.3791/51116
April 21st, 2014

Summary April 21st, 2014

Current knowledge on the cellular basis of cardiac diseases mostly relies on studies on animal models. Here we describe and validate a novel method to obtain single viable cardiomyocytes from small surgical samples of human ventricular myocardium. Human ventricular myocytes can be used for electrophysiological studies and drug testing.

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