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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Treatment Integrates Cardiac Stem Cells.

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Feb 21, 2015 9:09:04 AM

Initial trials of stem cell treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome have proven to be both safe and effective for children with the congenital defect.

Researchers from Okayama University have developed a method to treat the congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome [HLHS] by utilizing a specialized cardiac stem cell. In a Phase I clinical trial conducted on children suffering from HLHS, the scientists concluded that, because the young stem cells in children are more abundant and self-renewing than those in adults, intracoronary injection of stem cells is a safe and feasible approach to treating the condition.

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Topics: Heart Valve, Phase III, Heart, stemsaveblog, Heart Failure, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, clinical trials, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Heart Attack, autologousstemcells, heart disease

First U.S. Stem Cell Clinical Trial for Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease

Posted by Kelsey StemSave on Jun 24, 2013 11:00:41 AM

Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease patient

The Mayo Clinic recently announced the first stem cell based clinical trial for treating pediatric congenital heart disease in the US. The stem cell therapy seeks to treat hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare defect in which the left side of the heart is critically underdeveloped. The treatment utilizes patient’s own [autologous] stem cells taken from the child’s umbilical cord blood.

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Topics: Heart, stemsaveblog, Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease, clinical trials, Stemcells, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, autologousstemcells

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