1738 - Heart Diseases: Stem Cells (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the likely timescale for making available on the NHS treatment for heart disease using stem cells.

George Freeman

The Department is aware of the research on the use of adult stem cells to treat heart disease and supports the development of regenerative medicine technologies. As this therapy is still in the clinical trial stage, it is not possible to make any meaningful estimate of when such treatments will be available on the National Health Service.