Stanford University scientists have discovered a type of cell. Of which a single cell in a growing heart can repair damaged arteries.
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but there is recently no emphatic method to regenerate new coronary arteries in diseased or injured hearts.
The findings from this study could lead to provoking artery formation without the need for transplantation.
The researchers said. After the heart attack to restore blood flow in the blood vessels of the human heart were treated.
From Stanford University, the lead author, said Katharina Volz. We first heart makes the building blocks of healthy coronary arteries, the “We want to revive the diseased heart.
The research evident that the smooth muscle of the arteries is derived from cells called pericytes.
They could be used as a target to stimulate artery formation without the need for transplantation. As pericytes are spread all over the heart on all the small blood vessels.