The effects of transplanted cells in stem cell therapy for myocardial ischemia



It is known that myocardial infarction (MI) causes damages to the heart tissue and that present medical therapies, such as medication, stenting and coronary artery bypass surgery, cannot recover the injured heart. Fortunately, advances in stem cell research have brought hope of full heart recovery for myocardial ischemia patients. There have been many studies using cell therapies for myocardial ischemia, from preclinical trials to clinical trials. However, the biggest concern is the effect of transplanted cells in myocardial recovery. This review will focus on analyzing both the positive and negative effects of transplanted cells in myocardial recovery to better understand the underlying biological mechanisms and ways to evaluate safety and efficacy of cell transplantation in myocardial ischemia treatment.

Năm: 2016