Now there is a good news for the patients who are suffering from enlarged heart problems as Mayo Clinic investigators, after undergoing a study have claimed to cure the disease through stem cell therapy.
The study involves the transplantation of 200,000 embryonic stem cells into the wall of the left ventricle of mice, who was engineered to have enlarged hearts. After a month, they found that the treatment has improved the heart performance with increased synchronisation of electrical impulses and stopped heart deterioration. Thus saving the life of the animal. They also found that Stem cells had grafted into the heart and formed new cardiac tissue.
Satsuki Yamada, the cardiovascular researcher at Mayo and co-author of the study says that this transgenic animal model with embryonic stem cells has increased our hope to offer an option of repairing human genetic heart problems.