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Cardiac regenerative strategies for interventionalist

Summary

Can we create new myocardia and develop a “cure” for heart failure? Faced with an array of medical and device treatment, G.G Toth, D. Burkhoff and W. Wojakowski underline what is missing in current strategies apart from heart transplants – Do they actually have an effect on the missing or remodeled myocytes? How could interventionalists replace muscle cells that have been destroyed or altered?  Current and past cell therapies are reviewed along with emerging data, types of cells tested as well as looking at delivery techniques or specific patient groups. Critical problems and limitations facing research are discussed to understand why advancing this therapy has been unsuccessful. Learn more…