Which types of CVD could be treated with stem cell therapy?


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