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What are the benefit from having stem cells after a heart attack ?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
SCT unproven untestd: To my knowledge, there has been no experimental proof of benefit for stem cell therapy (SCT). SCT is still in its infancy & very expensive so weigh the potential benefits against that. Stem cells are touted to replace / regenerate damaged cells, so theoretically u cd improve the heart's function & avoid heart failure; but again, SCT is unproven & needs to be tested. Thanks for ur question on HT!

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