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"Convincing" data show that stem cells can repair a failing heart

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A research team claims it has produced the first convincing evidence that adult stem cell transplantation can provide a viable treatment for congestive heart failure. Heart failure patients who had stem cells transplanted from their bone marrow into their failing hearts experienced a significant improvement in cardiac function, compared with those not treated with the cells, reported study researcher Amit Patel, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in Pennsylvania.

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