Influence of embryonic cardiomyocyte transplantation on the progression of heart failure in a rat model of extensive myocardial infarction.

Cell transplantation has been proposed as a future therapy for various myocardial diseases. It is unknown, however, whether the encouraging results obtained in animal models of ischemia and reperfusion, cryoinjury or cardiomyopathy can be reproduced in the setting of permanent coronary artery occlusion and extensive myocardial infarction (MI). Embryonic… CONTINUE READING