Clinical testing of the technology of treatment patients with acute heart attacks with the help of donor stem cells, partially funded by the European Union, for the first time successfully performed in the hospital of Madrid.
Heart attacks in everyday medical practice most often treated with drugs. However, acute attacks require immediate surgical intervention. Timely operation saves the patient’s life, but in the affected areas of the heart muscle or the walls of blood vessels are dead cells, scars are formed, which further leads to the repetition of disorders in the cardiovascular system with risk of death of the patient.
Recently, the attention of cardiologists are attracted to technology for the treatment of acute heart attacks with stem cells from the patient. This technique is promising, but it requires several weeks for cultivation of the desired arrays of the tissues of the heart muscle”s own stem cells of the patient. And in the case of acute heart attack no.
Of great interest is the technique of treatment of patients with the use of cell arrays of donor stem cells. Practicing this technique of treatment was financed by the European Union.
Recently in a Madrid hospital successfully conducted the first clinical trials of this technology. Using donor stem cells successfully treat seven patients with acute heart attacks. Spanish doctors are planning to conduct similar operations in 55 patients of the cardiology Department of this hospital.