Unexpected calcification after direct intravascular injection of autologous bone marrow-derived cells in a chronic total occlusion model

EuroIntervention 2014;10:329-336. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV10I3A56

Nafiseh Nili
Nafiseh Nili1,2, PhD; Sang Yup Lim1,3, MD, PhD; Beiping Qiang1,2, MD, PhD; Xiuling Qi1,2, MD, PhD; Max J. Weisbrod1, BSc; Michelle Ladouceur-Wodzak1,2, RLATG; Naomi Gofine1, BA; Thomas A. Berk1, BSc; Jamie Saperia1, BSc; Graham A. Wright1,2, PhD; Bradley H. Strauss1*, MD, PhD
1. Schulich Heart Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2. Department of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; 3. Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, South Korea

Aims: Patients with symptomatic chronic total occlusions (CTO) remain a therapeutic challenge. Enhancement of intraluminal neovascularisation by pro-angiogenic therapies has been proposed

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