Program in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine is a rapidly developing, exciting field of medicine that seeks to regenerate (repair and/or replace) damaged tissue in the body.
While conventional medicine attempts to improve the function of damaged tissue with medication or surgery, the Program in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital seeks to regenerate cardiac and vascular tissue in a number of ways including:
- Gene therapy, which attempts to increase expression of certain natural reparative genes
- Autologous (one's own) stem cell therapy, which attempts to regenerate and replenish tissue by increasing the supply of at sites of damage
For more information regarding the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial, please call 1-866-662-8467 or request a first time appointment online.