Surgical treatment for congestive heart failure with autologous adult stem cell transplantation: a prospective randomized study.

@article{Patel2005SurgicalTF,
  title={Surgical treatment for congestive heart failure with autologous adult stem cell transplantation: a prospective randomized study.},
  author={Amit N. Patel and Luis Geffner and Roberto Fernandez Vi{\~n}a and Jorge Saslavsky and Harold Clifton Urschel and Robert L. Kormos and Federico Benetti},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={1213-4; author reply 1214}
}
BACKGROUND Autologous adult stem cell transplantation has been touted as the latest tool in regenerative medical therapy. Its potential for use in cardiovascular disease has only recently been recognized. A randomized study was conducted with a novel epicardial technique to deploy stem cells as an adjuvant to conventional revascularization therapy in patients with congestive heart failure. METHODS After institutional review board and government approval, adult autologous stem cell… CONTINUE READING