Washington: Stem cells derived from belly fat could be used to treat heart attacks, says a new study."The study suggests that these cells can be safely obtained and infused inside the hearts of patients following an acute heart attack," said Eric (HJ) Duckers, lead author of the small study and head of Molecular Cardiology Laboratory at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
•Those receiving stem cells showed a 3.5-fold improvement in heart perfusion. The treatment arm also had a 5.7 percent increase in the amount of blood ejected by the left ventricle versus those receiving placebo. •The average size of heart muscle damage dropped from 31.6 percent to 15.4 percent in the treatment group. For the placebo arm, the average area of damage remained the same as when the patients enrolled in the study - i.e. 24.7 percent. •The infused stem cells did not interfere with blood flow in the heart. •Stem cell therapy was not associated with ventricular arrhythmias, which are potentially fatal erratic heartbeats. •Two patients experienced adverse events from the liposuction procedure. Both formed a hematoma, an area of swelling filled with blood.The study was presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010. ANI
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