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angle-left Renzo Cecere, MD

Investigator, RI-MUHC

Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery, MUHC

 

Keywords


Heart failure • heart assist devices • mitral valve • stem cells • medical device design

Research Focus


My research involves the use of stem cell-based therapies for cardiac repair and regeneration after a myocardial infarction. The identification of an appropriate stem cell source for cardiac repair applications is currently under investigation. Furthermore, the use of bioactive scaffolds remains a promising avenue to improve current regenerative approaches. My most recent work investigates the regenerative potential of the secretome derived from stem cells, rather than using the cells themselves as a novel avenue for regenerative medicine. The results of this work will improve patient outcomes after a heart attack occurs by reducing the progression of the disease to heart failure.