Stem cells can help repair hearts, studies show

11/14/2011 | HealthDay News

A German study presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association found that patients who were administered bone marrow stem cells within a few days of a heart attack were less likely to die or suffer subsequent heart attacks. Another study presented at the meeting concluded that waiting 10 to 20 days to infuse bone marrow stem cells after a heart attack may be too long. A third study found that cardiac stem cell infusions were beneficial for patients with heart failure after heart attacks.

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