Spain succeeded in a hospital with a healthy donor stem cells treatment of seven patients with heart disease, the Spanish official claim that this is a world first. Because in the past, the medical profession to treat only with the patient’s own stem cells.
Madrid regional government, said the government-run Gregorio Maranon hospital plans to use the current technology is still in clinical trials to treat 55 patients.
This is the first of others had allogeneic stem cells to repair heart failure. Government said: “The seven patients have underwent surgery, the progress is very good, even though their hearts had been subjected to severe trauma.”
Doctors around the world have been looking for with a flexible scar tissue instead of muscle approach, let the heart “regeneration.” Stem cells are their first choice, but so far they only use the patient’s own stem cells.
Avila said the president of the Madrid hospital, the patient’s own stem cells for the treatment require four to eight weeks of preparation, and stem cells from the donor can be processed and used immediately. “In addition to this very important advantage, but this technique can also be screened donors to obtain the most ability of stem cells to repair the heart.”