FDA Approves Heart Stem Cell Trial

One of the many promising adult stem cell treatments that has been developed in Thailand and other countries is the ability to regenerate heart tissue.
Now, researchers in Louisville, KY, (way to go, St. Louis!) have been given FDA approval to test adult stem cell therapy on diseased heart tissue. While patients are undergoing existing surgeries, the doctors extract heart stem cells, which they send to Harvard to be cultured . A few months later, they inject the heart stem cells in scar tissue, and it regenerates to healthy heart tissue!

One response to “FDA Approves Heart Stem Cell Trial

  1. While this is indeed a victory; it is also very sad that the US is so far behind the rest of the world in stem cell treatments.

    To make matters worse, they are now bragging about being the first? Wow. Such audacity.

    For the record, he is not the first. Not even close. In fact…

    ADULT STEM CELLS HAVE BEEN USED TO TREAT CARDIAC DISEASES, INCLUDING CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, AROUND THE WORLD, FOR OVER 5 YEARS!!

    (and there have been many clinical trials in the US as well!)

    Here’s the proof:
    http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/first-ever-stem-cell-heart-patient/

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