The Role of Adult Stem Cells in Angioplasty

The National Institute of Health has granted the Creighton School of Medicine $3.3 million dollars to study repairing damaged coronary arteries with adult stem cells. Such damage can occur when patients undergo coronary artery angioplasty and stenting. A serious problem that occurs is the re-narrowing (restenosis) of coronary arteries after stent placement. Stents are used…