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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2011; 2(2):137
    BOOK REVIEW | doi:10.1016/S0975-3583(11)22011-4

    Heart Development and Regeneration


    Bishwanath Chatterjee

    Laboratory of Developmental Biology, National Heart Lung and blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. E-mail:


    Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is one of the largest birth defects affecting up to 1% of live births. To deal with this, there has been a rapid increase in studies to understand the heart developmental process in last few years. With the advancement in the surgical technologies, there has been increase in the survival rate of the patients with the CHD, sometimes requiring lifelong postsurgical care. Also there is a need to regenerate tissue in severely defective child as well as adults with heart failure.Read more...,