Terapia genowa chorób układu krążenia
Gene therapy of cardiovascular diseases. Gene therapy is suggested to be beneficial for the treatment of diseases, which are difficult or impossible to be cured by classical pharmacotherapy. One gene therapy strategy involves the manipulations on a process of formation of new vessels, commonly defined as angiogenesis. Angiogenic and antiangiogenic gene therapy is a new therapeutic approach to the treatment of cardiovasculardiseases and cancer in patients, respectively. It is really possible that further development of molecular biology methods and advances in gene delivery systems will cause therapeutic angiogenesis as well as antiangiogenic methods to become a supplemental or alternative option to the conventional methods of treatment of angiogenic diseases.