Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cardiac Stem Cells Provide New Hope For Heart Patients

Elderly patients suffering from heart disease have hope.

Last year the American Heart Association reported that cardiac stem cells--even their own--could generate new heart muscle and vessel tissue in heart and diabetic patients.

A study showed that most of their patients (who had enlarged or weakened muscles due to coronary artery disease) can potentially use cardiac stem cells (CSCs) that have been harvested and multiplied in labs to rescue the decompensated human heart.

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