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The purpose of this study is to determine whether Intracoronary infusion of autologous bone marrow derived progenitor cells to patients undergoing primary angioplasty for acute anterior myocardial infarction will lead to an improvement in cardiac function greater than that seen by placebo alone.
- To demonstrate that intracoronary delivery of autologous bone marrow progenitor cells is safe.
- To demonstrate that it is feasible to deliver autologous bone marrow derived stem cells within hours of the primary angioplasty procedure
- To show a difference in cardiac function between patients treated with cells and saline(placebo).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Bone marrow derived progenitor cells or placebo infusion, Placebo infusion
London Chest Hospital, Barts and The London NHS Trust
Barts & The London NHS Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:20:07-0400
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