Transcutaneous intramyocardial injection technique for implantation ofbone marrow derived stem cells in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

Aris Lacis, Inguna Lubaua, Andis Lacis, Andrejs Erglis
2014 JASRHB Journal of Applied Science And Research   unpublished
An increasing understanding of the nature and processes of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in children, as well as the limited treatment options have led several researchers to use stem cell transplantation in management of these patients. Study results suggest that homing of transplanted cells varies significantly using different techniques for their delivery to the target area. We will describe in detail the technique for transdermal intramyocardial implantation of bone marrow derived
more » ... arrow derived progenitor cells. This innovative technique if combined with ultrasound monitoring offers the possibility for delivery of stem cells right into the target area in a safe and effective way.