DAVID GRANOVSKY

Leftover Veins From Heart Surgery Yield Stem Cells | TopNews Arab Emirates

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on April 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Scientists believe they have found a source of master cells for treating future heart problems, from human veins left over from lifesaving bypass surgery.

The journal Circulation reports a University of Bristol research team extracted stem cells from the veins and successfully used them to stimulate new blood vessel growth in mice…

Their latest discovery has been to use a waste product from thousands of heart operations carried out each year. Often, patients with heart disease have blocked or narrowed arteries that supply the heart muscle. Lack of blood leaves the muscle damaged, which can cause chest pain or even a heart attack….

via Leftover Veins From Heart Surgery Yield Stem Cells | TopNews Arab Emirates.

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