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Written by
Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamJul 05, 2018

Stem Cells Therapy might Help Restore Heart Functioning after Heart Failure

Stem Cells Therapy might Help Restore Heart Functioning after Heart Failure
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  • Stem cells can potentially restore heart functioning in patients with heart failure
  • Human stem cell treatment might repair the heart’s functioning up to 90 per cent
  • The research has been published in the journal of Nature Biotechnology

Stem cells can potentially restore heart functioning in patients with heart failure, a new study suggests. The Research has found that human stem cell treatment might repair the heart’s functioning up to 90 per cent.

Charles Murphy, the professor at the University of Washington said, “Our findings show that human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes can re-muscularize infarcts in macaque monkey hearts and, in doing so, reduce scar size and restore a significant amount of heart function. This should give hope to people with heart disease.” The research has been published in the journal of Nature Biotechnology. 

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump blood throughout the body. Here are some of the risk factors of heart failure:

  • High blood pressure 
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Congenital heart defects 
  • Coronary heart disease 
  • Cardiomyopathy – damage to the heart muscle 
  • Myocarditis 
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Alcohol use 
  • Obesity
  • Viral infections 

Complications of Heart Failure 

Exercising Regularly Can Help 

An increased use of technology and machines has reduced physical labour. By being physically active, you could reduce the risk of heart diseases as well as other diseases. You will be able to control your weight, blood sugar levels and you will be healthy and fit. Cholesterol levels and blood pressure will also be in control. Therefore, it is important that you stay healthy to avoid health complications including heart failure. Exercising regularly will help you stay away from the danger of heart failure.

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