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Stem Cell Therapy is useful in heart failure

india Updated: Feb 11, 2010 11:21 IST
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There is hope for those with ailing hearts. Stem cell therapy can save them. This was made known by Dr MU Rabbani, Director, Cardiology Centre, JN Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University who chaired a session during the World Congress on Heart Failure PGI, Chandigarh.

The main theme of the conference was Stem Cell Therapy in heart failure (decreased functioning of heart) and heart attack. In Stem Cell therapy, cells from bonemarrow of an individual are injected into his heart either at the time of bypass surgery or coronary angiography. It causes healing of old cells or regeneration of new cell and improves functioning of the heart.

This therapy, however, is in a very early stage but after it becomes successful it would revolutionize the heart failure treatment. The Conference was organized by Dr KK Talwar, Director, PGI Chandigarh. The conference included many international speakers like Dr Filip Martinez and Dr Sandorson.

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