Author(s): YlHerttuala S, Markkanen JE, Rissanen TT
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Abstract Stimulation of angiogenesis, arteriogenesis, and lymphangiogenesis (i.e., therapeutic vascular growth) is a new concept for the treatment of ischemic cardiovascular diseases. A wealth of information is already available about the mechanisms and mediators of angiogenesis and arteriogenesis, which has led to the first randomized, controlled, phase II/III trials with recombinant growth factors or their genes. Even though end points predefined in the study protocols have been positive in several trials, it is still evident that the trials have not produced any clearly meaningful clinical benefits for the patients. This review addresses same questions and concepts related to the gene therapy-based applications of therapeutic vascular growth.
This article was published in Trends Cardiovasc Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology