Characteristics of Stem Cells Obtained from the Fat Pat Surrounding the Pericardium


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect preliminary data on the prevalence and characteristics of adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSCs) obtained from the fat pad surrounding the pericardium and to compare ADMSCs' prevalence and characteristics with ADMSCs obtained from other parts of the body which is described historically in the literature.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are planned to undergo open heart surgery will be enrolled in the study.
  • The surgeon will obtain the pericardial adipose tissue that are removed and discarded to access the heart during open heart surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Si Pham, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Mauricia Buchanan R.N., C.C.R.C.


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