Power Is Nothing Without Control: The Enduring Search for the Best Cell in Cardiac Cell Therapy at a Crossroads

Beatrice Bassetti, Maurizio C. Capogrossi, Giulio Pompilio

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Cardiac cell-based therapy, after a peak of untimely expectations of miraculous efficacy exceeding standard clinical practice, has faced the cardiological community and funding bodies with a predictable trough of disillusionment. In the light of more recent progresses, the field is by contrast moving toward a competitive differentiation phase, in which the resolution of the complex matching between potency of cell therapeutics and heart disease pathophysiology has the potential to make a difference for the most challenging unmet clinical needs in cardiovascular medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)988-991
Number of pages4
JournalCirculation Research
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 2016



  • adult stem cells
  • clinical trial
  • heart disease
  • myocardial regeneration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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