Trial to Test Stem Cells for Heart Attacks

A clinical trial to test the safety of treating heart attack damage with stem cells is about to get under way. Two patients have been enrolled so far at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and a total of 48 are expected to take part across the country. In tests in pigs, stem cells taken from another pig's bone marrow were injected into the animal's damaged heart. After just two months, the stem cells had helped restore heart function and repaired damaged heart muscle by 50 percent to 75 percent.


Trial to Test Stem Cells for Heart Attacks - Yahoo! News

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