According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of deaths in the United States, equating to about 1 in every 4 deaths, even though CVD is largely preventable. Recently, various studies have shown promise with stem cell therapy treating heart disease. Research stem cell therapy in the treatment of heart disease and the possible promises it has as a therapy. In your post, address the following questions.
1.Should science and healthcare professionals pursue this a treatment option for heart disease? Why or why not?
2.What obstacles and issues would scientists need to overcome in order for stem cell therapy to become a mainstream treatment for heart disease?
3.Which types of CVD could be treated with stem cell therapy?
4.What kind of financial/societal impacts would stem cell therapy have on the healthcare system? Please make your initial post by midweek, and respond to at least one other student’s post by the end of the week. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
Reference CDC. (2015). Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_disease.htm