Stem cells effective in healing damage from heart attacks.
Krystal Phend reported in Medpage Today that a recent study published in Circulation Research showed autologous stem cell injections long after a heart attack can help enlarged hearts recover in size and function. Researchers reported that the “treatment showed improvements in cardiac chamber dimensions and contractility through the end of one year of follow-up. What’s this have to do with arthritis? Well… obviously, another study showing that autologous stem cells may work in a number of different medical conditions.