Recent Advances in Research and Clinical Applications of Nanotechnology in Modern Cardiology

Sonali S. Sali (a), Nitish Manu George (b), Swanoop R (c) and Varun S (b)

(a) Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronics (CEN), Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, Maharashtra, India

(b) Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida 201313, Uttar Pradesh, India

(c) Department of ForensicScience, University College of Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad 500007, Andhra Pradesh, India

The challenges in treatment of cardiovascular diseases have always been a rapid growing field of research attracting scientific attention. With revolutionary advances in nanotechnology leaving their mark upon the field of modern cardiology, in adjunction with studies in advanced biotechnology, stem cell research, and gene therapy has contributed well to modern cardiology as well as subsequent diagnostics and therapeutics of related diseases. However, it is imperative to use nanotechnology as a tool to facilitate targeted drug delivery, thus breaking barriers in cardiovascular therapy, while also commercially making cardiac sensors revolutionize the approach towards diagnosis as well as informed treatment of heart diseases. Herein we attempt to study the more recent developments and potential biomedical applications of nanotechnology pertaining to the field of cardiology.

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