Heart failure is a serious and common condition. This National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute research is designed for people who have developed heart failure as a result of heart muscle damage from a heart attack. The purpose of this research study is to determine whether placing stem cells derived from your own body back in to your heart is safe. This research will also help us learn whether these treatments improve heart function for people such as yourself who are not ideal candidates for other forms of standard therapy.
CRITERIA LIST/ QUALIFICATIONS:
How do I qualify? This study is looking for people with heart failure due to a heart attack between the ages of 21 and 79 with an ejection fraction less than 40%. In order to determine if you qualify for the study you will need to have a physical exam and a review of your medical history and qualifying medical procedures.
Jay Traverse, MD
University of Texas Houston School of Public Health