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New stem cell treatment for hearts

February 13, 2012 6:14:41 PM PST
There's a new stem cell treatment for "broken" hearts.

A clinical trial at Cedar-Sinai Heart Institute shows treating heart attack patients with an infusion of their own heart cells helped re-grow healthy muscle.

Patients who underwent the stem cell procedure also showed a significant reduction in the size of the scaring left on the heart muscle by a heart attack.

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