Patients with chronic heart failure benefit from stem cell injections

08/29/2010 | Reuters

German scientists found that patients with chronic heart failure showed long-term improvement in ventricular function and survival after receiving injections of bone marrow stem cells derived from their pelvis. "Our study suggests that, when administered as an alternative or in addition to conventional therapy, bone marrow cell therapy can improve quality of life, increase ventricular performance and increase survival," said the lead researcher.

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