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Cleveland Clinic Heart Article

Locate a peer-reviewed journal article in an area of business, social science, psychology, or medicine that is of interest to you. Your selected article should be a research article with sufficient content for a report.

The objective of the critique is to describe how the study followed, or failed to follow, the criteria for good research, as described in Chapter 1. You must speculate on which of the writer's conclusions were warranted, and which were not.

Your literature review should discuss your findings and analysis. Cite three or more references. Adhere to APA standards as established in the 5th edition.

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Executive Summary

This paper will discuss the relationship between biology and cardiology through the eyes of the Cleveland Clinic, the world's leader in heart innovation.

Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, is the number one heart hospital in the world and has been held this rating for the past 13 years. (Business Week 2008) I chose the Cleveland Clinic as my source due to the fact the Clinic saved my husband's life in 2006. I chose an article by Dr. Marc S. Penn of the cell biology and cardiology department at the Clinic. (CC Journal of Medicine 2005) His innovation and the innovations of all Cleveland Clinic doctors are to heal all. This article critique will expand on the theories and objectives.

Article's Base

The article discusses chest pain, which, in most cases, relates to a heart condition or a heart attack. Dr. Penn's focus is through gene therapy. His findings state that a person's own stem cells can rebuild damaged areas of the heart. "Heart attack patients emit a kind of homing device in the form of biochemical signals, which allow stem cells to travel directly to the heart." (2005) Stem cells are an important tool in today's research and tomorrow's cures. The National Institute of Health advises "Studying stem cells will help us understand how they transform into the dazzling array of specialized cells that make us what we are. Some of the most serious medical conditions, such as cancer and birth defects, are due to problems that occur somewhere in this process. A better understanding of normal cell development will allow us to understand and perhaps correct the errors that cause these medical conditions." (2009)

Questions

I have a strong dislike for drug companies and feel these companies are blocking cures, as with a cure the drug companies will lose profits.

With stem cells being the savior, why is there so much controversy? Why would society turn its back on something so wonderful? Is it society, religion or the drug companies holding back progress? Why is funding so scarce? Why do the drug companies spend more on researching medicines than researching ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses the Cleveland Clinic's heart center and its innovation.

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