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Stem cell injections may fix damaged heart muscle

from The Toronto Star

After more than a decade of study, Toronto scientists have begun injecting stem cells directly into a patient's heart with the hope of fixing muscle damaged by a serious heart attack. So far, two patients have had the experimental treatment while undergoing open-heart surgery. The process involves extracting bone marrow from a patient's hip, processing the marrow to retrieve stem cells and then injecting the powerful cells into the patient's heart. more

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