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Stem cell treatment could repair heart damage

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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
The Raw Story

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. ......

Please read the Story

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 and Prevention.

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by xuenchen

Stem cell treatment can repair nearly everything.

Unfortunately, stem cells are so versatile, the government wants to keep a close, confidential eye on the experimental progress. I suspect there are many things about stem cells that the CIA doesn't want the FDA to reveal to us, nor any subsidiaries.

It's one of those top secret studies. That's why they are so strict regarding guidelines with stem cell research.

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 12:55 PM
The way it sounds lately, you can just drink some Pepsi and get the same effect!

posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 01:24 PM
Another win for Adult stem cells!!!

Still nothing for Embryonic stem cells. Might need a few billion from the government to help them get on board.

edit on 24-3-2012 by Carseller4 because: (no reason given)


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