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Is it possible to get into your stem cell trial? 

Is it possible to get into your stem cell trial on heart muscle? I have an ejection fraction of 10 to 15%. My doctor in Cleveland said there is nothing else they can do.

submitted by Robert from Crooksville, Ohio on 12/21/2012

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Guilherme V. Silva, MD  

Guilherme Silva, MDDear Robert, Stem cell therapy for heart failure has shown promising initial results but is still investigational. We at the Texas Heart Institute are at the forefront of this technology and have a multitude of trials available for patients with heart failure. Most of the trials are for patients that have heart failure due to heart attacks in the past. Please contact our center at:

E-mail: stemcell@texasheart.org  Toll free: 1-866-924-STEM (7836) Phone: 832-355-9405 Fax: 832-355-9440 

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Updated January 2013
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