Cedars Sinai Heart Institute pioneers heart stem cell procedure
May 25, 2010
CBS News | Cedars Sinai Heart Institute physicians have completed the world’s first procedure in which a patient’s own heart tissue was used to grow specialized heart stem cells that were then injected back into the patient’s heart in an effort to repair and re-grow healthy muscle in a heart that had been injured by a heart attack. Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, Director of the Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, who developed the technique, recently spoke to CBS about the Institute’s Phase 1 investigative study.
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