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RevaTen platelet-rich plasma shows promise as potential treatment for heart attacks
Date:1/17/2011

ured by left ventricular ejection fraction on MRI than those that had been injected with saline only. In group A, the RevaTen-treated animals had 38% better ejection fraction compared to saline controls. In group B, the RevaTen-treated animals had 28% improvement in ejection fraction compared to controls. Additionally, less scar tissue was found in RevaTen-treated hearts than in controls.

"Although this is an observational study using an animal model, PRP might someday be employed at the point of care to treat patients who have had a heart attack. This could preserve cardiac function and limit the progression to congestive heart failure," Dr. Mishra says. "Since myocardial infarction remains the leading cause of death in industrial nations, RevaTen PRP may become a powerful biologic tool in fighting heart disease and provide cost savings." The authors caution that this is a preclinical study and that further translational research is needed to understand how RevaTen PRP might work to repair and/or protect cardiovascular tissue.


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