Cardiac Regeneration Provides Hope for Future Heart Patients

Heart failure and other cardiac events can leave lasting effects on the lives of patients. Scientists are working on ways to help make the recovery process easier and smoother by generating cells that can help the healing process.

Heart failure and other cardiac events can leave lasting effects on the lives of patients. Scientists are working on ways to help make the recovery process easier and smoother by generating cells that can help the healing process.

Eric Olson, PhD, from UT Southwestern discussed the progress that has been made in regenerative medicine during Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia. While Olson's work has focused on cardiac regeneration, he said in the future the technology could be applied to other parts of the body as well.