posted on May, 8 2014 @ 04:23 PM
This study is seems to be drawing some attention in the medical community so I ought to provide some more info. This treatment was thought to be a
breakthrough which would lead to big revenues and prolonged lives, but increasing understanding of the physiology of the human body is increasingly
showing that the future is still murky.
Further information concerning using stem cells to treat heart failure;
REGENERATING HEART TISSUE THROUGH STEM CELL THERAPY
In Mayo Clinic's breakthrough process, stem cells are harvested from a patient's bone marrow. The stem cells undergo a laboratory treatment that
guides them into becoming cardiac cells. The treated cells are then injected into the patient's heart in an effort to grow healthy heart tissue.
The study is the first successful demonstration in people of the feasibility and safety of transforming adult stem cells into cardiac cells, Dr.
This discovery could have implications for millions of people. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World
Health Organization. In the U.S. alone, about 5.8 million people have heart failure, and the number is growing, according to the National Institutes
Stem Cell Therapy: Helping the Body Heal Itself
Repairing the heart with stem cells
There seems to be a rush to put these treatments into practice as quickly as possible while private firms conduct clinical trials without disclosure
of the results.
Hopefully different methods of stem cell therapy will yield better results in the future, but this one does not seem as though it is going to take