Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Using adult stem cells to treat cardiomyopathy

Theravitae has a press release discussing their success treating a man from Michigan, who suffered from cardiomyopathy, with his own stem cells.
Jason Ludwick aged 34 from West Bloomfield, Michigan, counts himself a lucky man. Born with an atrial septal defect, by the time he was 15 he had a pacemaker; by 21 he was diagnosed as having cardiomyopathy and by 25 he had a defibrillator in place and an ejection fraction of just 8-10 percent. Heart failure dominated and restricted his life until he received adult stem cell therapy. Now he says that with training he could do a triathlon.

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