Large stem cell trial involving heart attack patients underway in Europe

02/21/2014 | BBC

London Chest Hospital is participating in a European stem cell trial that will involve 3,000 patients recovering from heart attacks. The BAMI, or bone acute myocardial infarction, trial has received support from the European Commission. Participants in 11 countries are receiving injections of stem cells from their bone marrow into their hearts. "After 15 years of research, we will now have a clear answer. We hope to show that stem cell injections can cut the number of people dying from heart attacks by 25%," lead researcher and cardiologist Dr. Anthony Mathur said.

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