European Cardiology - Volume 7 Issue 4

In this latest issue of European Cardiology – Volume 7 Issue 4 – Ali Ghodsizad and colleagues contribute an article entitled ‘Application of CD271+ Human Bone Marrow-derived Stem Cells for Ischaemic Heart Disease Therapy’. The injection of bone marrow-derived stem cells into ischaemic myocardium during surgery has been shown to be both feasible and safe, and the authors note that this novel approach might hold promise as an alternative to medical management in patients with severe ischaemic heart failure. Elsewhere, Esther Godfrey and Julian Halcox, in their article on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, note that early data have restored some confidence in the potential of new cholesteryl ester transfer protein antagonists in clinical practice.