Stem cell therapy for cardiac disease.

  title={Stem cell therapy for cardiac disease.},
  author={Aidan W Flynn and Timothy O'Brien},
  journal={Expert opinion on biological therapy},
  volume={11 2},
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality throughout the world. Stem cell therapy offers the potential for significantly reducing the burden of this disease. AREAS COVERED In this review, we broadly discuss cell therapy for cardiac repair. We describe mammalian cardiac regeneration, and discuss animal models of cardiac disease. The effects of various cell therapies on cardiovascular disease are described. Particular attention is given to adult bone-marrow-derived… CONTINUE READING
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