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2011-12-07 14:38:08

"Up until now infarct size has only been measured as part of clinical studies and not in routine clinical practice. The reason being that the reference method of gadolinium based contrast agents in MRI is expensive, takes a great deal of time to perform, and can only be undertaken by imaging specialists," explains EAE president Dr Luigi Badano, from the University of Padua, Italy. "The advantages of STE over MRI is that it's far quicker to use, cheaper, and can be used by cardiologists at the...

2011-06-27 21:28:51

Clarifying terminology will help foster communication between different investigators The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Myocardial Function is calling for a redefinition of the term cardiac hypertrophy which is currently used to describe changes to the morphology (structure) of the heart. Instead the position paper, published online today in the European Journal of Heart Failure, suggests that use of the general term myocardial remodelling should be preferred. "We hope...

2010-12-21 07:30:00

ALLENDALE, N.J., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Heart Journal today reported results of a clinical trial evaluating Amorcyte, Inc.'s lead product candidate, AMR-001 for the treatment of damaged heart muscle following acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Data demonstrated a significant relationship between cell dose and biologic effect. This is the first and only study to prospectively define a dose of a purified and potent autologous (self-donating) stem cell therapy that...

2010-09-14 22:18:49

The first randomized, placebo-controlled U.S. clinical trial to assess the use of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BMC) in patients after a ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI; severe heart attack) demonstrated a strong safety profile for this cell therapy, based on phase 1 results published in the September issue of the American Heart Journal. "The use of adult stem cells, derived from the patient's own bone marrow, presents a potential new type of therapy to benefit individuals...


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