Stem cells promote cardiac repair

Animals with heart disease who received stem cell infusions grew healthy new heart cells, according to research from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Animals had a 30% increase in heart cells within a month of receiving stem cells from cardiac biopsies. The treatment focuses on parts of the heart that are still viable, but not functioning normally after a heart attack.

The new heart muscle cells are smaller and work more efficiently than the diseased cells. The stems cells are delivered into arteries which spreads them throughout the heart.

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