Mayo study: 'Smart' stem cells help heart failure patients

Posted on April 11th, 2013 by Logan Lafferty

Treating heart failure patients with a special type of stem cell can improve their condition, according to a new Mayo Clinic study published this week…Dr. Andre Terzic, who led the research and is director of Mayo's Center for Regenerative Medicine, said it is the first published study in which smart stem cells were tested on humans. "I think it's an exciting time where regenerative medicine is no longer science fiction but it's increasingly becoming considered as a viable option for our patients, in particular the patients [who] have many unmet needs that current therapies cannot address," Terzic said.

 

MPR by Elizabeth Dunbar

Tags: Cardiology, Dr. Andre Terzic, heart failure, Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Medicine, MPR, Research, smart stem cells, stem-cell

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