The use of stem cells in the treatment of inoperable limb ischemia

William H. Pearce*, Richard Burt, Heron E. Rodriguez

*Corresponding author for this work

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Autologous stem cell-based therapy offers many advantages over other nonsurgical treatments of peripheral arterial disease. Transplant stem cells are a renewable source of multiple cytokines and growth factors. Autologous adult stem cells are not rejected and do not form teratomas. Early preliminary results indicate that adult stem cell therapy is safe and effective in patients with critical limb ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalPerspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008


  • Critical limb ischemia
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Revascularization
  • Stem cell therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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