Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study, which will involve 3,000 patients in 11 European countries, should show whether the treatment can cut death rates and repair damaged tissue after a heart attack.

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First in Man: Adipose-derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells May Promote Restorative Cardiac Function

Despite advances in clinical intervention, heart disease remains a causation of mortality in the world. Research demonstrates that the adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction of cells contains multi-potent cells that exhibit mesodermal and ectodermal capacity and contain CD44þ, CD90þ, CD73þ, CD105þ, CD34þ, and CD31þ cells, which act in tissue regeneration and vascular stabilization.

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