Navigation Links
Cardiac stem cell trial seeks to treat some heart attack patients
Date:9/30/2009

that this stem cell therapy will prove successful in improving heart function and minimize the damage even more."

All patients arriving at UCSF's Emergency Department with heart attack will continue to be treated with standard measures. Patients who meet the medical criteria for the trial will be able to elect to receive the stem cell therapy within seven days after their heart attack.

To be eligible, male and female patients must be between the ages of 21 and 85, and have a baseline ejection fraction -- the measurement of blood pumped out of the ventricles per heart beat -- between 30 and 45 percent.

The stem cell therapy is delivered to patients via a one-time IV-infusion, performed on-site at UCSF. The infusion takes approximately half an hour. Patients will be followed for two years and progress will be assessed with MRI and ultrasound imaging in addition to the standard battery of cardiac measures, including electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart function monitoring.

The goal of the therapy is to prevent the permanent damage that heart attacks cause. According to the American Heart Association, more than half a million Americans will experience their first heart attack in 2009. Up to six years after a first heart attack, 18 percent of men and 35 percent of women will have another heart attack.

The two-year, Phase II trial will test the safety and efficacy of a stem cell therapy called Prochymal, developed by Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. Results from a Phase I (safety) trial which did not involve UCSF were announced by the company in Feb., 2009 (http://investor.osiris.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=364825).

Despite early promising cardiac stem cell studies conducted at academic medical centers nationally and internationally, researchers still have questions about how stem cells work in the body in order to benefit heart pati
'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Hammit
lhammit@pubaff.ucsf.edu
415-476-2557
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The ScottCare Corporation Completes Acquisition of Rozinn Electronics, a Leading Manufacturer of Cardiac Diagnostic Products
2. Corporate and Political PR Pro to Lead Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association
3. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
4. American Heart Association Surgical Supplement Journal Report: Appropriate Hospital Discharge System Can Prevent Future Cardiac Events
5. Cardiac Science to Present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
6. Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
7. Guidelines help patients reduce risk of cardiac event before surgery
8. Cardiac Science Named to Deloittes Technology Fast 50 for Washington State
9. Cleveland Clinic and The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Partner to Provide Heart Surgery to Those in Need
10. Cardiac Science Releases New Cardiac Rehabilitation System
11. Cardiac Artery Trouble Boosts Family Heart Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... April 26, 2015 The National ... , a national endeavor to prepare nurses to provide ... a great success, according to a new report by ... original funding partners. , The project began in ... (CCP), under the direction of Elaine Tagliareni, EdD, RN, ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... The Hon. Ellen Tauscher, Independent Chair of ... statement following the deadly earthquake in Nepal: , "Today ... the deaths of more than 1,000 people. The ... Bangladesh, India and other parts of South Asia. ... people of Nepal and the families of the victims. ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... 2015 By definition, a CIO’s responsibility is ... enterprise relying on their judgement and expertise to keep digital ... to an article published in National Mortgage News on ... doing a disservice to their responsibilities by focusing too heavily ... are crossed when it comes to company policy and industry ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Parker and Sons projects growth in 2015. ... in Arizona alongside the growing economy. As a result, Parker ... April to help account for the rising need for heating, ... is something we are enthusiastic about. It means growth for ... at Parker and Sons. , Indeed, Parker and Sons has ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... For thirteen years, the Twin Cities DI ... event in the nation! This year, on May 5th, 2015, ... to take DI Day on the road by supporting the ... ChFC, RHU, DIA, CLTC, Chief Executive Officer at Secura Consultants ... the change by stating, "The first Twin Cities DI Day ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hartford Foundation Report Details Success of NLN's Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACE.S) Program 2Health News:Hartford Foundation Report Details Success of NLN's Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors (ACE.S) Program 3Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 2Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 3Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 4Health News:An Outsider’s Perspective on Cyber Security Can Only Benefit CIOs 5Health News:Parker and Sons Plans to Expand in 2015 2Health News:Secura Consultants Takes DI Day On The Road 2
... NEW YORK, June 10 Tongji Healthcare, Inc.,(OTC Bulletin ... in China, reports that its hospital are enjoying an,influx ... province., Due to its status as a private ... Beijing that he has suggested the government would,pick up ...
... As nearly 80 percent of adults,experience back pain ... Carolina this month will launch a free, back care ... of the most common medical problems and affects eight,out ... In South Carolina, back,disorders were among the top causes ...
... of patients with testicular cancer are cured nowadays, but ... survivors, the medical profession and national governments, a cancer ... on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Medicine, which is ... and 10). , Dr Craig Nichols, director of program ...
... The Endocrine Society will present Ronald S. ... Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA ... annual convention June 15-18 in San Francisco. , ... members representing the full range of disciplines associated ...
... But their tech savvy helps them use online programs ... June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia among U.S. combat ... seen in patients with chronic insomnia, according to University ... post-deployment adjustment disorders to 14 insomnia patients and 14 ...
... Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ),announced today ... agreement with,NATCO Pharma Ltd. (NATCO) for NATCO,s glatiramer ... which is used to treat,multiple sclerosis. The agreement ... and all major markets in Europe, Australia, New,Zealand, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tongji Healthcare Services Reports Influx of Patients 2Health News:BlueChoice HealthPlan to Launch Back Care Program 2Health News:Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers 2Health News:Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers 3Health News:Experts highlight gaps in knowledge on caring for survivors of teenage and young adult cancers 4Health News:LA BioMed investigator wins Distinguished Educator Award 2Health News:Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders 2Health News:Mylan Inc., NATCO Pharma Ltd. To Collaborate on Worldwide Marketing and Distribution of Generic Copaxone(R) 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... April 24, 2015 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... 40 th Annual Healthcare Conference on May 6 in ... , executive vice president and chief financial officer, and ... a 35-minute question and answer session regarding the company with ... A live webcast of the presentation and question and answer ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015 The National ... of the National Institutes of Health [NIH])  provided ... research projects for the development of diagnostic tests ... HAI outbreaks at U.S. health facilities , the ... into rapid, multiplexed and effective tests using alternative ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015  Elekta has CE marked ... treatment planning system , enabling European clinics to deliver ... treatment techniques including advanced 3D planning, IMRT, VMAT and ... Monaco ® ... improved workflow efficiency. Advancements in 3D planning as well ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific To Participate In The Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Healthcare Conference 2Kalorama: NIAID Rewards HAI Innovators with Grants 2Kalorama: NIAID Rewards HAI Innovators with Grants 3Kalorama: NIAID Rewards HAI Innovators with Grants 4Elekta CE marks for Monaco v5.10 treatment planning system 2
... Phase III monotherapy study shows ACTEMRA is first and only biologic ... ... treatment -, PARIS, ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA) -- despite treatment with,current therapies -- achieved significant ...
... NicOx S.A. (Euronext Paris: COX) today announced an ... 301 phase 3 study, showing a,statistically significant difference ... change from baseline in systolic and diastolic blood,pressure ... 4 comparisons). Commonly used,Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), such ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies 2ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies 3ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies 4ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies 5ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies 6ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Significantly Reduces Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs and Symptoms Regardless of Previous Therapy in Two New Global Studies 7NicOx Announces Blood Pressure Analysis From 301 Phase 3 Study for Naproxcinod at EULAR 2NicOx Announces Blood Pressure Analysis From 301 Phase 3 Study for Naproxcinod at EULAR 3NicOx Announces Blood Pressure Analysis From 301 Phase 3 Study for Naproxcinod at EULAR 4
The Guidant Fineline EZ leads with protective capsule are bipolar endocardial and designed for permanent implantation with pulse generators for cardiac pacing....
Tendril DX active-fixation leads allows for lower thresholds initially and during the lead maturation phase....
... The Model 6491 unipolar ... designed for temporary atrial and ... and after cardiac surgery. This ... downsized, making it the ideal ...
... Guidant Flextend lead is ... lead with an extendable/retractable ... helix design offers various ... permanent implantation in the ...
Medicine Products: