Stem cells achieve sustained heart function improvement in heart attack patients – Video

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm




Stem cells achieve sustained heart function improvement in heart attack patients
From Louisville - Stem cell therapy has been shown to sustain heart function improvement in heart attack patients in a phase 1 clinical presented at the AHA #39;s Scientific Sessions. The trial, known as SCIPIO for Stem Cell Infusion in Patients with Ischemic CardiOmyopathy, randomized 33 patients diagnosed with heart failure after suffering a heart attack to either cardiac stem cells or no stem cells. Researchers found that patients who received the stem cells had great improvement in their heart function, and that this improvement was sustained 2 years following infusion. Patients who did not receive stem cells had no improvement. There were no adverse effects of the treatment. One patient #39;s heart experienced such dramatic improvement that there was no sign of heart failure at all. Said Dr. Roberto Bolli, lead author of the study, "Anyone who looks at his heart now would not imagine that this patient was (ever) in heart failure or that he had a heart attack."From:insidermedicineViews:1 0ratingsTime:00:59More inScience Technology

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