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IV stem cell treatment safe, effective in patients with nonischemic HF

IV stem cell treatment safe, effective in patients with nonischemic HF
August 29, 2016

A single administration of IV allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells was safe and improved certain outcomes in patients with nonischemic HF with reduced ejection fraction, according to the results of a phase 2a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

Previous studies of stem cell therapy for patients with HF “were largely suggestive of potential benefits,” but the therapies were injected into the patient’s coronary arteries or myocardium, so the researchers wanted to investigate whether an IV therapy might also work, presenter Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, FACC, FAHA, FESC, said in an interview with Cardiology Today.

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