This project is named: Stem Cell therapy in IschEmic Non-treatable Cardiac diseasE also known as SCIENCE. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programmer under grant agreement No 643478. It was initiated on 1. January 2015. The project duration is 5 years.
Coronary artery disease is caused by deposits of fat and calcium in the blood vessels that supply the heart with blood. The deposits can become so pronounced that the vessels narrow and the blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced. Then the patient experience chest pain (angina pectoris) and the condition can progress to an acute myocardial infarction and heart failure. This condition is called ischemic heart disease and can be treated with medication, angioplasty of the coronary artery or bypass surgery. A possible future treatment of ischemic heart disease could be stem cells.