Bone marrow cells improve cardiac function in heart attack patients

03/30/2009 | Yahoo!

Patients who received higher doses of AMR-001 -- bone marrow stem cells that had started to transform into endothelial cells -- after suffering a heart attack showed better blood circulation in the heart than those who got lower doses of cells or took drugs alone, according to a study by biotech firm Amorcyte. The company plans to conduct a larger clinical trial of AMR-001, said Dr. Andrew Pecora, chairman of the Amorcyte board.

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