Regenerative Medicine Edition Ep.1: Transforming Care Towards Curative Solutions
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Guest: Fredric B. Meyer, M.D.; Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
Imagine a patient who has suffered a massive myocardial infarction leaving a significant amount of damaged and non-functioning ventricular myocardium. Treatment for this patient’s subsequent congestive failure does not involve diuretics and beta blockers but rather an injection of the patient’s modified stem cells into surrounding viable ventricular myocardium resulting in the regeneration of new, functioning myocardial cells restoring the cardiac output. This is not science fiction but represents ongoing work by investigators in Regenerative Medicine. This week’s podcast will explore this amazing field of medicine which has the potential to change how medicine is practiced. We’ll discuss the origins of regenerative medicine, what currently be done in regenerative medicine as well as the potential for the future. Our guests today are Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., a neurosurgeon and the Executive Dean for Education at the Mayo Clinic.
Specific topics discussed:
- When the field of regenerative medicine began
- Which current medical conditions can currently be managed with regenerative medicine
- How to determine which patients have potential for regenerative medicine therapies
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