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Cardiac stem cells in patients with heart disease.

  • Author(s): Zhao, Xiaohui
  • Huang, Lan
  • et al.
Abstract

The heart has been regarded as a terminally differentiated organ for decades. There are numerous indicators for the potency of myocardial regeneration, which opens up new avenues for the treatment of heart disease. Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) have been discovered in the human heart and they play a vital role in myocardial regeneration. This review discusses the distribution, properties and proliferation of CSCs in the myocardium of patients with heart disease. Additionally, the potency of myocardial regeneration in patients with heart disease is discussed.

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