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Texas Heart(R) Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Initiates First Clinical Trial in the World to Treat a Heart Attack Patient with a Special Stem Cell Type
Date:4/14/2008

nd build on it. In the coming years, this could be an accepted stem cell therapy at hospitals. Ultimately, stem cell research could give us the ability to regenerate whole hearts," said Dr. Willerson.

Drs. Perin and Willerson and their team have developed a network of several hospitals to identify patients who may fit the criteria to be enrolled in this trial.

"We're already seeing promising results from treating patients with severe heart failure with their own stem cells. With this study, we hope to find a way to help patients before they get so sick," said Dr. Perin.

For more information about this clinical trial or others underway at the Texas Heart Institute, contact the Stem Cell Center at 866-924-7836 or email stemcell@heart.thi.tmc.edu. There is also information on all the trials at http://www.texasheart.org.


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