Interesting article and research. As an RN my question is whether or not this potentially can be utilized for patients that have NOT had an MI or diagnosed with CHF/VF but have had cardiac bypass with grafts that have become friable but have good collateral cardiac circulation and pumping action? What are the restrictions on your study- i.e. Age etc.?
Dr. Behfar says stem cell therapy utilized in this paper focuses on hearts with low pump function.