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Includes material on all stem cell types used for cardiac regeneration, including iPS cells
Covers regeneration from basic science through clinical trials to cell-to-tissue aspects of regeneration, providing a bench-to-bedside approach
In addition to mechanical and electrical regeneration (myocytes), this text covers cardiovascular blood vessels and heart valves
Also presents methods for evaluating the effectiveness of cell therapy in the heart
Medical research made huge strides in treating heart disease in the 20th
century, from drug-eluding stents to automatic internal defibrillators. Public
awareness of the dangers of heart disease has never been more pervasive. Now,
though, ten years into a new millennium, scientists are gearing up for the next
great challenges in tackling this pervasive condition. Cell therapy is going to
be a key weapon in the fight against heart disease. It has the potential to
address many cardiovascular conditions. From heart failure to atrioventricular
nodal dysfunction, the young but promising field of cell therapy is set to play
a significant role in developing the cures that the upcoming decades of hard
work will yield.
the Heart: Stem Cells and the Cardiovascular System organizes the field
into a digestible body of knowledge. Its four sections cover mechanical
regeneration, electrical regeneration, cardiac tissues and in vivo stem cell
therapies. An array of talented researchers share the fruits of their labors,
with chapters covering such crucial issues as the cardiogenic potential of
varying stem cell types, the ways in which they might be used to tackle
arrhythmias, their possible application to biological replacements for cardiac
tissues such as valves, and the varying approaches used in the in vivo
evaluation of stem cell therapies, including methods of delivering stem cells
to the myocardium.
comprehensive survey of an area of research with such exciting potential is an
invaluable resource both for veteran stem cell researchers who need to monitor
fresh developments, and for newly minted investigators seeking inspirational
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Biotechnology - Cardio - Regenerative Medicine - Stem Cell