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Stem cells to repair the broken heart: much ado about nothing?
  1. M Saha,
  2. R Zbinden,
  3. S R Redwood,
  4. M S Marber
  1. The Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Michael Marber
    Department of Cardiology, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK; mike.marber{at}


The long promised benefits of using stem cells for myocardial repair are still awaited

  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction
  • G-CSF, granulocyte-colony stimulating factor
  • MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • SPECT, single photon emission computed tomography
  • myocardial infarction
  • cardiac regeneration
  • progenitor cells

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