A 27-year-old male asked:
How close are we to "growing" our own heart valves using stem cells?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Raoanswered
General Surgery 58 years experience
Not tomorrow but : Hope soon , tissue growth from stem cells is reaching new horizons, already wind pipe 9 trachea ) was grown and used . Heart valves not yet , scientist are working
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
I have not : Seen any study showing any attempts of using stem cells to growth heart valves.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.