Experimental results have exhibited significant improvements in cardiac function and angiogenesis after stem cell transplantation. While some clinical trials are assessing the clinical efficacy of this new treatment method, research is ongoing to further test the beneficial effects of stem cells in the treatment of heart attacks and vascular diseases..

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