Journal Article

Adult bone marrow-derived stem cells and the injured heart: just the beginning?

Ioannis Dimarakis, Nagy A. Habib and Myrtle Y.A. Gordon

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Published on behalf of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Volume 28, issue 5, pages 665-676
Published in print November 2005 | ISSN: 1010-7940
Published online November 2005 | e-ISSN: 1873-734X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcts.2005.08.013
Adult bone marrow-derived stem cells and the injured heart: just the beginning?

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • History of Medicine
  • Transplant Surgery

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Coronary artery disease leading to ischaemia of the human myocardium is one of the chief causes of morbidity and mortality in the western world. Cellular transplantation has recently been proposed as a novel alternative treatment modality. Adult bone marrow-derived autologous cells are one of the key cell types under investigation in both the experimental and clinical setting. A range of theories has been proposed with regard to the observed myocardial function improvement in both human and animal studies. A concerted interest in scientific questions needs to be constructed on the regenerative information made available throughout the last years. It is only now that we begin to fully understand this fast growing body of research and how it may have wide ranging implications for the treatment of ischemic heart disease.

Keywords: Stem cells; Ischemic heart disease; Myocardial infarction; Myocardial injury; Cellular transplantation

Journal Article.  10120 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Cardiovascular Medicine ; History of Medicine ; Transplant Surgery

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.