Research Groups

Invasive Cardiology and Cell Therapy

Scientific Production and Human Team

Principal Investigator

Dr. Manuel Pan Álvarez-Ossorio

Invasive Cardiology and Cell Therapy

Scientific Activity

Our group studies the effect of cell therapy in myocardial regeneration. We mainly deal with patients with 2 types of heart pathologies: those with ventricular dysfunction secondary to myocardial infarction, both in acute and in chronic phases, and those with dilated cardiomyopathy of non-ischemic origin.

There are two well-defined lines of study: first, the recovery of ventricular function and its clinical impact: here, we study global and regional contractility, potentiation, diastolic function and coronary reserve. The other line looks at the influence of biological parameters (cell lines, migration, distribution, nesting capabilities, etc.) in functional improvement. All the patients enrolled in the various studies are followed up periodically from the clinical, ultrasonic, ergometric and angiographic viewpoints.

Keywords

Ventricular dysfunction, cell therapy, stem cells, acute myocardial infarction and dilated cardiomyopathy