Donated stem cells may help repair heart damage

Nov. 6, 2012 (CHICAGO)

Researchers have found that stem cells donated by strangers can be as safe and effective as a patient's own cells for restoring heart tissue.

That suggests cells could be stored for after heart attacks just as blood is kept on hand now.

The advantage is being able to use cells supplied by others with no blood or tissue matching needed.

Results are published in the journal of the American Medical Association.

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