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Clinical Services at Rush Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease 
Clinical Trials at Rush

Researchers in the Division of Cardiology at Rush are currently conducting a clinical trial of stem cell therapy for heart disease. In the study, stem cells are obtained from the patient's own body. The study product (stem cells or placebo) is then delivered to the heart with the goal of improving symptoms of heart disease.

Ongoing trials of stem cell therapy for heart disease include:

ixCELL-DCM Trial. For patients with chronic congestive heart failure due to a prior heart attack or coronary artery disease (ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy). Eligible patients will receive stem cells (or placebo) delivered directly to the heart using a minimally invasive catheter technique, with the aim of improving heart function and symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF).

Additional trials to begin enrolling soon.  Please check back often for updates.

For more about stem cell therapy for heart disease at Rush, please contact:

Gary L. Schaer, MD
(312) 942-4655
gary_schaer@rush.edu

Jennifer McDonald, RN, BSN
(312) 942-8239
jennifer_mcdonald@rush.edu

(page updated Jan. 27, 2014)





Contact Name
Jennifer McDonald, RN
Contact Phone
(312) 942-8239
Contact E-mail
jennifer_mcdonald@rush.edu


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