Chapter 10

Novel Therapies for Heart Failure: The Gene and Cell Methods

Eleni Papanikolaou and Nicholas P. Anagnou

Abstract

Heart disease still remains one of the leading causes of mortality in the developed world. Therefore, finding the right cure for cardiovascular disease remains a current umnet medical need. However, the recent advances in understanding the molecular basis of myocardial dysfunction, the characterization of novel properties of cardiac progenitors, the identification of the plasticity of several subpopulations of cardiac cells and the development of more efficient gene transfer technologies, has made heart failure another excellent candidate for cell and gene-based therapies.

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