Journal Article

Cell transplantation to improve ventricular function in the failing heart

Gilbert H.L. Tang, Paul W.M. Fedak, Terrence M. Yau, Richard D. Weisel, Alex Kulik, Donald A.G. Mickle and Ren-Ke Li

in European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Published on behalf of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Volume 23, issue 6, pages 907-916
Published in print June 2003 | ISSN: 1010-7940
Published online June 2003 | e-ISSN: 1873-734X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1010-7940(03)00140-4
Cell transplantation to improve ventricular function in the failing heart

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Current therapies for congestive heart failure are limited in efficacy or in applicability. Cardiac cell transplantation offers a novel therapeutic approach to improve heart function. Although significant progress has been made over the past decade in the development of cell transplantation, only recently have investigators studied the changes in ventricular function following cell transplantation. This review article describes the latest research developments, evaluates recent studies of ventricular function after cell transplantation, and discusses the future directions of cell transplantation as a new therapy to ‘repair broken hearts’.

Keywords: Cell transplantation; Ventricular function; Congestive heart failure

Journal Article.  6317 words.  Illustrated.

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

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