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Cell Sources in Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Current Choices

Author(s):

Peiman Brouki Milan, Naser Amini, Arezu Mehrabi, Sepideh Mousazadeh, Shima Ababzadeh and Alireza Rezapour*   Pages 1 - 8 ( 8 )

Abstract:


The past decade has evidenced numerous developments in the treatment of heart diseases, however many patients with chronic heart failure suffer from quality of life. Therapeutic methods including drug-delivery, the heart’s outside and inside the gadget, as well as heart transplantation, have been used to improve life. Cell therapy and tissue engineering have been recently introduced to medicine as a novel therapeutic approach. Treatment of heart diseases has been entered into novel lines through the introduction of cell therapy approaches. Based on the evidence, cell therapy has emerged as a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of cardiac diseases. Since the first cell transplant to patients, different types of (stem) cells have been studied. The following aims to provide a comprehensive review on different types of cells and their roles used in cardiac cell-based therapy.

Keywords:

Myocardial regeneration, Cardiac cell-based therapy, Cardiac tissue engineering, Stem cells, drug delivery, cell therapy.

Affiliation:

Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom



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