Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and Stem Cells

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. This can be due to a variety of reasons, including heart attacks, valve disease, and high blood pressure. Over time, CHF can lead to a build-up of fluid in the lungs and other…

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Cardiomyopathy and Stem Cells

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure. In the United States, about one in every 250 adults has cardiomyopathy, which is the leading cause of heart failure. There are many different types of cardiomyopathy, but the most common type is dilated cardiomyopathy. This type is characterized by an…

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Myocardial Infarction and Stem Cells

A myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack, is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the heart muscle is blocked. This can happen due to a number of reasons, including a build-up of plaque in the arteries (known as atherosclerosis) or a blood clot. When the blood supply is…

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Vasculitis

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of multipotent stromal cell that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes, and adipocytes. MSCs are a promising cell source for regenerative medicine due to their ability to self-renew and differentiate into multiple cell lineages. Vasculitis is a group of disorders that involve…

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Atherosclerosis and Stem Cells

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries. Plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows your arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your heart and other organs. Atherosclerosis can lead to heart disease, heart…

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