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Usage of Stem Cell in a 11-year old patient with cardiomyopathy for the first time in Iran

Stem cells were used in a 11-year old patient with cardiomyopathy for the first time in Iran. Dr. Aliakbar Zeinalou, peditric cardiologist and a faculty member of the Pediatrics department of Tehran University of Medical Sciences said that the efforts of ten researchers had lead to the operation upon proliferation of stem cells. In the 2-hour operation, the stem cells had been transferred to the coronary arteries of the patient through tiny catheters.

The blood flow had been slowed down in the coronary arteries to help better absorb the stem cells by ligating cardiac vein (Coronary sinus).

 Dr. Zeinalou added that the results of the operation and other innovations by Iranian researchers on stem cell grafts would be presented in a separate symposium at the 10th National Cardiovascular Congress at Razi Conference Hall in Tehran, Iran on June 11-12, 2008. 05/06/08

 
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