Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease

Title

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease

Creator

Puliafico S B; Penn M S; Silver K H

Publisher

Journal of General Internal Medicine

Date

2013
2013-10

Description

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. After myocardial infarction, significant ventricular damage persists despite timely reperfusion and pharmacological management. Treatment is limited, as current modalities do not cure this damage. In the past decade, stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic solution to restore myocardial function. Clinical trials have demonstrated safety and beneficial effects in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and dilated cardiomyopathy. These benefits include improved ventricular function, increased ejection fraction, and decreased infarct size. Mechanisms of therapy are still not clearly understood. However, it is believed that paracrine factors, including stromal cell-derived factor-1, contribute significantly to stem cell benefits. The purpose of this article is to provide medical professionals with an overview on stem cell therapy for the heart and to discuss potential future directions.

Subject

acute myocardial-infarction; bone-marrow-cells; cardiac repair; cells; coronary-artery-disease; Function; General & Internal Medicine; Health Care Sciences & Services; Heart failure; intracoronary injection; ischemic-heart; left-ventricular; mononuclear-cells; myocardial infarction; paracrine; progenitor; randomized phase-1 trial; stem cell; ventricular function

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

1353-1363

Issue

10

Volume

28

Citation

Puliafico S B; Penn M S; Silver K H, “Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 16, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6832.

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