Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud
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AYALA LUGO, A. Regenerative medicine and cardiovascular diseases: stem cell therapy. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2007, vol.5, n.2, pp. 38-41. ISSN 1812-9528.
Regenerative medicine is an emerging interdisciplinary field focuses on the repair, replacement or regeneration of cells tissues or organs to restore impaired function. Cardiovascular diseases remain one of the greatest causes of death in the world and the notion of cardiac regeneration via stem cell therapy has triggered a great interest in medicine. The purpose of this article is presents a brief overview of stem cells applications in cardiovascular medicine and summarize the current clinical advances in this field.
Palavras-chave : Stem cells; regenerative medicine; stem cell therapy; cardiovascular diseases.