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Unlocking the Secrets of Mitochondria in the Cardiovascular System because the heart muscle is the only place no stem cell. Mitochondria are the source of cellular energy production and are present in different types of cells. In the adult heart the main source of energy is obtained by oxidation of fatty acids.
Mitochondria have emerged as a central factor in the pathogenesis and progression of heart failure, and other cardiovascular diseases. Scientific experts recommend for moving the field toward clinical strategies for the prevention and treatment of heart failure and cardiovascular diseases by using mitochondria-based approaches.
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