Long-Term Engraftment (16 Years) of Myoblasts in a Human Infarcted Heart

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  • © 2018 The Authors. Stem Cells Translational Medicine published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of AlphaMed Press We report the case of a patient who had undergone injections of myoblasts in an infarct area 16 years before being referred for heart transplantation. The pathological examination of the explanted heart found persisting myotubes embedded in fibrosis. This finding supports the ability of myoblasts to survive in harsh environments, which can make them appealing candidates for transplantation in diseases requiring supply of new myogenic cells. Stem Cells Translational Medicine 2018;7:705–708.
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  • Crahès M; Bories MC; Viquin JT; Marolleau JP; Desnos M; Larghero J; Soulat G; Bruneval P; Hagège AA; Menasché P
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  • 705
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  • 708
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  • 7
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  • 10