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Intramyocardial administration of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells in a critically ill child with dilated cardiomyopathy

  • Aris Lacis (a1) and Andrejs Erglis (a2)
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Almost half of the children with symptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy receive a transplant or die within 2 years; however, cardiac stem cell transplantation has become a promising therapeutic option. The present case demonstrates for the first time, to our knowledge, the intramyocardial administration of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells in a critically ill 4-month-old child with severe dilated cardiomyopathy. Left ventricular ejection fraction increased from 20% before stem cell transplantation to 41% at 4 months of follow-up.

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Correspondence to: Prof. A. Erglis, MD, PhD, Latvian Centre of Cardiology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Pilsonu 13, LV-1002, Riga, Latvia. Tel: +371 67069379; Fax: +371 67069548; E-mail: a.a.erglis@stradini.lv
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Cardiology in the Young
  • ISSN: 1047-9511
  • EISSN: 1467-1107
  • URL: /core/journals/cardiology-in-the-young
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