Adult Stem Cell Awareness

November 20, 2008

ASC Heart Failure Clinical Trial

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness,alternative sources — chelseaz @ 5:03 am

bandageUniversity of Utah researchers are enrolling people into a new adult stem cell clinical trial to treat ischemic and non-ischemic heart failure:

The one-year Cardiac Repair Cell Treatment of Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy (IMPACT-DCM) study will look at the safety of injecting Cardiac Repair Cells (CRC) and their ability to improve heart function.

Patients enrolled in IMPACT-DCM will have their own bone marrow cells drawn (about 3 tablespoons worth), which will then be grown in a culture to expand the number of cells that will help the heart muscle and improve blood flow. Two weeks later, the patient’s stem cells will be injected directly into the left ventricle of the heart during a minimally invasive surgery developed by Amit N. Patel, M.D., national principal investigator for the IMPACT-DCM trial and director of cardiovascular regenerative medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Read more (h/t: bioethics.com)

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  1. […] be impressively effective for adult hearts, too: Improved exercise tolerance for angina patients, ASC heart failure trials, plus more – use our blog search button for “heart” and “cardiac”. […]

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