Cell-based therapy for heart failure.

@article{Wollert2006CellbasedTF,
  title={Cell-based therapy for heart failure.},
  author={Kai C. Wollert and Helmut Drexler},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={234-9}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Chronic heart failure is a leading cause of hospitalization and is associated with a poor prognosis. Current therapeutic strategies do not address the underlying cause of the disease. Experimental studies have suggested that stem cells can exert beneficial effects on the failing heart by transdifferentiating into cardiac cell types and/or by providing a source of cardioprotective paracrine factors. RECENT FINDINGS Early cell therapy studies in patients with heart failure… CONTINUE READING

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