Evidence that intracoronary-injected CD133+ peripheral blood progenitor cells home to the myocardium in chronic postinfarction heart failure

R. Schots, G. De Keulenaer, Danny Schoors, Vicky Caveliers, Martine Dujardin, S Verheye, Benjamin Van Camp, Philippe Franken, J. Roland, Ivan Van Riet, Hendrik Everaert

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE:
To study the biodistribution of purified CD133(+) cells after intracoronary injection in patients with stable chronic postinfarction heart failure.
PATIENTS AND METHODS:
Patients with longstanding myocardial infarction (>12 months prior to inclusion) and with an accessible left coronary artery were eligible. CD133(+) cells were mobilized with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and purified with a CliniMACS device. Cells were labeled with (111)Indium and injected through a balloon catheter in a coronary artery feeding the necrotic or viable infarct-related region of the left ventricle during a standard coronary catheterization procedure. The total body biodistribution of (111)Indium was studied with a dual-head gamma camera in combination with (99m)Technetium-sestaMIBI cardiac distribution analysis.
RESULTS:
The number of CD133(+) cells injected ranged between 5 and 10 x 10(6) cells (low dose, three patients) or between 18.5 and 50 x 10(6) cells (high dose, five patients). In the five patients receiving the higher cell doses, a clear residual radioactivity was observed at the level of the chronic injury at 2, 12, and up to 36 hours after injection. A detailed analysis in two patients showed 6.9% to 8.0% (after 2 hours) and 2.3% to 3.2% (after 12 hours) residual radioactivity at the heart. No adverse events were observed during the procedure and up to 3 months follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS:
We demonstrate that CD133(+) progenitor cells are capable of homing to the postinfarction remodeling myocardium after intracoronary injections in patients with chronic postinfarction heart failure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1884-1890
Number of pages7
JournalExperimental Hematology
Volume35
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007

Keywords

  • heart failure

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