Bioscience

UA doctor studies stem-cell use in cardiac recovery

June 1, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Daily Star] – A Tucson cardiologist is part of a national trial that’s testing whether adult human stem cells can help repair the hearts of people who have just suffered heart attacks.

If the therapy works, it could be revolutionary in promoting tissue regeneration and preventing the formation of scar tissue in heart-attack patients, said Dr. M. Reza Movahed, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Arizona’s Sarver Heart Center.

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