New Stem Cell Technique Tested for Babies with Life-Threatening Heart Condition
June 15, 2018
(CBS News) – Doctors at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are trying something new. They’re collecting the baby’s cord blood at birth to gather stem cells. Then when the child undergoes the second HLHS [hypoplastic left heart syndrome] surgery, “We’re going to inject stem cells into the right ventricle,” explains Dr. Ram Kumar Subrmanyan. He believes injecting the directly into the heart will help stimulate muscle growth, making it stronger.