Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 28, 2009
Adult stem cell injections may reduce pain and improve walking in severe angina patients
The largest CD34+ adult stem cell study for heart disease has shown the first evidence that delivering a potent form of autologous (from the patient) adult stem cells into the heart muscle of patients with severe angina may result in less pain and improved exercise tolerance.

Drug-eluting stents found safe, superior to bare metal stents
Drug-eluting stents were safe and superior to bare metal stents in preventing death and heart attacks among 262,700

Extra 'STICH' in bypass adds no benefit to quality of life
A surgical procedure to resize an enlarged, weakened heart muscle during coronary bypass surgery for heart failure adds cost and risk but doesn't offer patients any additional benefit when compared with those who received bypass procedure alone, according to researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
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