Stem cells

Stem cells for heart failure in the aging heart

Abstract Despite a wide range of therapeutic interventions, the prognosis for most patients with heart failure remains poor. The identification of stem cells with the ability to generate cardiomyocytes and vascular cells and promote local repair and survival pathways has highlighted the ability of the heart to undergo regeneration and potentially provides a new therapeutic strategy for treatment of the failing heart. [Download PDF]

Balard V. L. T. Stem cells for heart failure in the aging heart, Heart Fail Rev. 2010