Mayo Clinic Release: Stem Cell Study Helps Clarify the Best Time for Therapy to Aid Heart Attack Survivors

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by

A research network led by a Mayo Clinic physician found that stem cells obtained from bone marrow delivered two to three weeks after a person has a heart attack did not improve heart function. This is the first study to systematically examine the timing and method of stem cell delivery and provides vital information for the field of cell therapy…"Some data suggests that stem cell therapy is helpful within the first week after a heart attack," says Robert Simari, M.D., cardiologist at Mayo Clinic and chairman of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN).

BioSpace, 11/15/ 11

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Tags: Cardiology

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