Can Bridge to Recovery Help to Reveal the Secrets of the Failing Heart?
Current Cardiology Reports, 05/29/2012
Ibrahim M et al. – LVAD–induced mechanical unloading may unlock further myocardial properties hitherto unknown such as the proliferation of the stem cell compartment. It may also serve as an important platform for emerging therapies such as gene and cell therapies. In this review, authors highlight the most recent novel discoveries related to LVAD therapy and bridge to recovery (BTR). Discovering the integrated network of events that underlies BTR could unravel the secrets of the failing heart.