Monday, October 19, 2015
Heart Cells Forming New Arteries
Breakthrough by researchers at Stanford University could lead to therapy that would coax heart cells into forming new arteries.
A radical new treatment for heart disease could be developed after scientists found cells that can grow into fresh arteries and restore blood supply to the organ.
The work paves the way for natural bypass therapies that coax heart cells into forming new arteries capable of re-routing blood around diseased and blocked blood vessels.
Patients could have the treatment after a heart attack, or as a precaution if they are at risk, to give them extra arteries that would be ready to take over should their own become clogged.
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