Navigation Links
Texas Heart(R) Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Initiates First Clinical Trial in the World to Treat a Heart Attack Patient with a Special Stem Cell Type
Date:4/14/2008

HOUSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physician scientists at the Texas Heart Institute (THI) at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital announced they have begun the world's first clinical trial to treat heart attack patients with a special type of stem cell to promote better healing and to prevent congestive heart failure, which many patients develop following a heart attack.

Almost six million Americans have congestive heart failure, a progressive form of cardiovascular disease that inhibits the heart from pumping blood throughout the body, and 550,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. About half of these patients die within five years after receiving a diagnosis of severe heart failure.

Stem cell transplantation offers new hope for treating heart failure. Stem cells are "generic" cells that can regenerate themselves and develop into specialized cells, such as cardiac cells. In stem cell therapy, stem cells are typically removed from another part of the patient's body -- usually the bone marrow or the blood, both of which contain a variety of stem cell types. The cells are then transplanted into the heart, where they can lead to the growth of new heart muscle and blood vessels to replace damaged tissues.

The special stem cells used in this study, known as mesenchymal precursor stem cells, are allogenic, meaning that they have been taken from the bone marrow of a healthy donor and grown in cultures to provide a plentiful supply. These cells, which are injected directly into the heart with a special catheter, appear not to provoke rejection by the recipient or cause inflammation.

The first patient to receive the treatment is a 65-year-old man. The man's heart attack was treated with angioplasty to open the obstructed vessel, and he received a stent, a spring-like device, to keep the vessel open. He had the stem cell procedure in the catheterization laboratory ten days after having his heart attack, and he was discharged from
'/>"/>

SOURCE Texas Heart Institute
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Vical Receives NIH Grant for an Immunotherapeutic Herpes DNA Vaccine; Herpes Experts at University of Washington and University of Texas to Conduct Preclinical Development
2. ALS Therapy Development Institute Signs Collaboration Agreement with the Allen Institute for Brain Science
3. Dutch Top Institute Allocates 150 Million Euro to R&D Projects Targeting Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease
4. Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. and Buck Institute Partner to Develop Novel Treatment for Alzheimers Disease
5. Divine Corporations Personal Lubricants Shown to Block Cancer-causing Viruses in a Study by the National Cancer Institute
6. Sarasotas Roskamp Institute Highlights Positive Japanese Data that Validates its Ongoing Alzheimers Disease Research
7. New Conflict of Interest Violations Revealed at California Stem Cell Institute
8. American Legion Anticipates Institute of Medicine Report on Gulf War Veterans
9. SAIC Awarded Malaria Vaccine Production Support Contract Extension by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
10. American Meat Institute Calls WCRF Panel Recommendations on Meat Consumption Extreme and Unfounded
11. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Accelerate Drug Approvals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... --  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals , Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL ... that the Company will release results for the second ... the opening of the U.S. financial markets. The Company ... 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss results and highlights of ... be used during the call will be available on ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Decision Resources Group ... market intelligence product Marketrack to now include ChinaTrack; the ... device landscape in an interactive dashboard providing detailed brand-level ... volumes at a hospital level. Other key ... Updated data feed: In addition to end-user surveys of ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Hovione today announced that ... has successfully passed a pre-approval inspection by the US Food ... by the FDA Consumer Safety Officer, Ms. Britanny Terhar ... st July and concluded on the 25 th . ... principles and guidelines of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and no ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results On August 7, 2014 3Decision Resources Group Announces First Medical Device Account Targeting Tool in China 2Successful FDA Inspection at Hovione's API Manufacturing Plant in Cork, Ireland 2
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR ) today announced ... vice president and chief commercial officer. Mr. Palekar will be ... "Rohan has an outstanding track record of success in ... CEO of Avanir. "I am delighted that we were able ...
... On March 8, attorneys at the Arizona law firm ... for failure to pay its employees the overtime wages to ... (FLSA). The Complaint was filed in the United States District Court ... pharmaceutical reps employed in the U.S. from March 2009 until ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Rohan Palekar as Chief Commercial Officer 2Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Rohan Palekar as Chief Commercial Officer 3JacksonWhite Files Overtime Lawsuit Against Sunovion Pharmaceuticals 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... that a leading gastroenterologist, Dr. Masood Rizvi, has ... system welcomes Dr. Rizvi to the community. Hundreds ... Health Medical Group, a comprehensive network of top ... wide range of specialties. This latest acquisition represents ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... You’re having a wonderful summer—sunning, gardening, enjoying BBQs ... chills and fever, headache, stiff neck, achey joints, and a ... it could actually be the first sign of Lyme ... is greater than you might think. Until last year, it ... U.S. annually. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Two years in the ... in-depth overview of the research behind the latest scientific ... Davis and Vesanto Melina, well-respected authorities on plant-based nutrition, ... are safe and adequate for people at all stages ... as athletes and pregnant or lactating women. , ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Most mommy blogs are ... main purpose is to attract all mothers from all ... a particular group; whether its high fashion or child ... that everything on the Internet was so segmented. “I ... a particular topic and then search Google to get ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Many black women put concerns about their hair above ... by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... United States are overweight or obese. Yet some of ... have their hair restyled or restraightened, the University of ... researchers also noted a shift toward more "low-maintenance" hairstyles, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Rizvi Joins CarePoint Health Medical Group 2Health News:Feel Like You Have A Summertime 'Flu'? It Could Be Lyme Disease 2Health News:Feel Like You Have A Summertime 'Flu'? It Could Be Lyme Disease 3Health News:New Book Presents Health Professionals With A Fully-Referenced, Meticulous Overview of the Research on Plant-Based Diets As A Healthy Choice 2Health News:New Book Presents Health Professionals With A Fully-Referenced, Meticulous Overview of the Research on Plant-Based Diets As A Healthy Choice 3Health News:Mommylish Launches Its Website 2Health News:Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds 2
... ... 18 million Americans suffer from heavy snoring, but don’t realize it,s likely a tell-tale sign ... ... Americans suffer from heavy snoring, but don’t realize it may actually be a tell-tale sign ...
... 16 The 15th Annual National Ergonomics Conference ... - 20, will focus on the importance of workplace ergonomics ... topics of return on investment, the aging workforce, and safety ... offices and call centers, industrial, lab, healthcare, and uncontrolled environments ...
... It was found less effective than extended-release niacin, or ... new study raises more questions about ezetimibe (Zetia), a ... statins to lower LDL, or "bad," cholesterol. , The ... June after it was discovered that LDL-cholesterol-lowering Zetia was ...
... modern medicine finds a way to treat a medical condition, ... also have to find ways to get that treatment into ... research from North Carolina State University shows that much more ... hemophilia patients in the developing world, and that the current ...
... SINGAPORE, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Retail sales ... in the first half of 2009 with,total consumption peaking in ... Contact Lens manufacturers. Positive sales,data showing a growth of 14% ... economic recovery that is being led by consumers spending. , ...
... of ketamine users has been published online today in ... Special K) use increasing faster than any other drug ... showing the consequences of repeated ketamine use provides valuable ... the study, researchers from University College London followed 150 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Heavy Snoring Linked To Potentially Life-Threatening Conditions 2Health News:Heavy Snoring Linked To Potentially Life-Threatening Conditions 3Health News:2009 National Ergonomics Conference Opens in Las Vegas November 17 With Hundreds of Industry Leaders in Attendance 2Health News:Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia 2Health News:Study Raises New Questions About Cholesterol Drug Zetia 3Health News:Research highlights need to address hemophilia in developing world 2Health News:GfK Asia Reports: Malaysian Contact Lens Market Sees Strong Recovery in Second Half of 2009 2Health News:GfK Asia Reports: Malaysian Contact Lens Market Sees Strong Recovery in Second Half of 2009 3Health News:First ever large-scale study of ketamine users published 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: