Which heart tissue works as an elastomer?

Asked by Amyra B | 17th Nov, 2014, 08:54: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Heart tissue is made of cardiac muscles.
  • Cardiac muscles are made up of cardiomyocytes (muscle cells).
  • Each cardiomyocyte contains myofibrils which contains long chains of sarcomeres.
  • Sarcomeres are the contractile units of the muscle cells which enable the contraction and relaxation of cardiac muscles.
  • Elastomers are synthetic polymers which can be used to engineer the tissue of heart. But they too have limitations.

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 17th Nov, 2014, 11:37: AM

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