Stem cell AND artificial heart treatment combined

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on September 24, 2009 at 3:24 am
Combining the mechanical pump + natural repair stem cells of the body is a novel idea. Repair stem cells (RSC) are amazing + have been used to treat heart disease for over 5 years. To read more about cardiac stem cell treatment history:
http://tinyurl.com/cardiacpapers – scholarly papers
http://tinyurl.com/clinicalcardiac – US clinical trials

Stem cell and artificial heart treatment hailed as world first

Thursday, 24 September 2009

A British surgeon saved a dying heart patient by giving him an artificial heart and injecting him with stem cells to rebuild the damaged muscle in a procedure believed to be a world first, it was revealed.

Professor Stephen Westaby, based at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, led the team that operated on Ioannis Manolopoulos in Thessaloniki, Greece to fit him with the mechanical pump.

Artificial hearts are used in only a handful of patients in the UK and Mr Westaby believes that the use of the patient’s own cells extracted from his bone marrow represents the first time the two treatments have ever been combined.

via Stem cell and artificial heart treatment hailed as world first – Health, News – Belfasttelegraph.co.uk.

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