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Of the Minneapolis Center Institute Base treated the first patient in the ATHENA research.

Of the Minneapolis Center Institute Base treated the first patient in the ATHENA research, injecting the patient’s personal stem cells into the center to restore blood flow and help regenerate heart muscles. Henry, the Foundation’s Director of Study is co-principal investigator of the ATHENA study sponsored by Cytori Therapeutics. The analysis will investigate Cytori’s adipose-derived cell therapy in patients who have problems with heart failure linked to chronic myocardial ischemia. Sufferers who qualify for this research essentially have limited options beyond left ventricular help devices and center transplantation, stated Dr. Henry, Sufferers in the ATHENA research are treated using their own cells taken from fat tissue that are put back to the center to regenerate tissue, a process that minimizes the chance of rejection. Continue reading