Stem cell jab is 'five times better than drugs' for treating people with life-threatening heart conditions

British study involved more than 1,000 sufferers of chronic heart disease Indicated injecting stem cells into heart significantly increase survival rates Those who had the treatment less likely to be readmitted to hospital Patients who had injection also more likely to have improved heart function

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 18:37 EST, 29 April 2014 | Updated: 02:30 EST, 30 April 2014

Stem cells could be five times more effective in treating people with life-threatening heart diseases than conventional drugs.

A study involving more than 1,000 sufferers of chronic heart disease indicated that injecting stem cells into the heart can significantly increase survival rates after a year.

It found that those who underwent the treatment were less likely to be readmitted to hospital and also had improved heart function.

Stem cells could be five times more effective in treating people with life-threatening heart diseases than conventional drugs

Stem cell treatment for heart disease is currently limited to specialist research centres, where cells are extracted from a patients own blood or bone marrow and used to repair damaged tissue in the heart and arteries.

The Cochrane Heart Review Group looked at data involving 1,255 people from 23 trials, where all patients received treatments currently available to the public.

Read the original post:
Stem cell jab is 'five times better than drugs' for treating people with life-threatening heart conditions

Related Post