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They may also build on the concept and attempt to engineer arteries, which could be useful for people who require coronary artery bypass grafts to treat heart disease.

Challenges remain.

"A lot of lead time would be needed so this would not work in the situation where you need something acutely," Arnett said.

More information

Find out more about coronary artery bypass grafting at the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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