Cardiosphere-derived Cells (CDC) to Improve Heart Function

Conditions like heart attacks weaken the heart in due course. They can result in heart failure, where the pumping action of the heart reduces. Severe cases need heart transplantation; unfortunately, with the lack of adequate facilities and donors, and the high costs, heart transplantation is often near to impossible, especially in India. Therefore, other options are being evaluated for the treatment of heart disease. Using cardiosphere-derived cells (CDC) is one of them. Can an older heart get younger? Scientists have found that cardiac stem cells obtained from the hearts of young rats can rejuvenate the hearts of old rats.

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