Study: Cell transplant could help treat heart diseases

12/5/2007 | BBC

Transplants of skeletal muscle cells engineered to produce connexin 43 protein were found to reduce the risk of ventricular tachycardia in mice induced to have heart attacks. "If it can be repeated in humans it would be a breakthrough in the treatment of patients with heart disease and could save thousands of lives," an expert in vascular development said.

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