Treatment of peripheral arterial disease using stem and progenitor cell therapy.

@article{Lawall2011TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of peripheral arterial disease using stem and progenitor cell therapy.},
  author={Holger Lawall and Peter Bramlage and Berthold Amann},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={445-53}
}
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent atherosclerotic syndrome associated with significant morbidity and mortality. PAD is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis obliterans (ASO) and thromboangiitis obliterans (TAO), and can lead to claudication and critical limb ischemia (CLI), often resulting in a need for major amputation and subsequent death. Standard treatment for such severe cases of PAD is surgical or endovascular revascularization. However, up to 30% of patients are… CONTINUE READING

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