Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury, and getting them to stay there, remains challenging. In a new pilot study using an animal model, North Carolina State University researcher Ke Cheng and his team show that "decorating" cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells'' ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.
The risk for heart disease passes down through families through genes. The risk for heart disease passes down through families through genes. A positive family history of heart or cardiovascular disease increases the risk of a heart attack or other cardiovascular diseases due to genetic factors as well as common lifestyles of the family.
Don't wait until it is too late. Detect chronic disease or health problem early for better cure and prevention of complications. Some very commonly prevalent conditions like blood pressure, diabetes and cancer give no early warning signs unless you go for a routine medical check-up. Detecting them late may lead to grave consequences. Medindia's Preventive Healthcare or Health Screening Guidelines is a screening chart specific for each age group and differ between men and women.