posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 12:23 PM
Stem cell treatment could repair heart damage
This looks like some good news.
A clinical trial that used experimental stem cell therapy
on heart patients that were too advanced for surgery
resulted in 2.7% improved pumping.
This treatment could someday replace surgery and reduce or eliminate drug treatment.
By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, March 24, 2012 11:02 EDT
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Patients with advanced heart disease who received an experimental stem cell therapy showed slightly improved heart function, researchers said at a
major US cardiology conference on Saturday.
The clinical trial involved 92 patients, with an average age of 63, who were picked at random to get either a placebo or a series of injections of
their own stem cells, taken from their bone marrow, into damaged areas of their hearts.
The patients all had chronic heart disease, along with either heart failure or angina, and their left ventricles were pumping at less than 45 percent
of capacity. ......
Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, claiming nearly 600,000 lives per year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control