A stem cell trial treating heart attack patients will help to see if their "natural environment" can treat the disease. Co-researcher Professor John Martin, from University College London, said:
Doctors at a London hospital have started treating heart attack patients with their own stem cells in the "biggest and most comprehensive" trial of its kind ever undertaken.
It follows the "Regenerate" series of three smaller charity-funded studies led by Barts Health NHS Trust consultant cardiologist Professor Anthony Mathur:
Doctors at the London Chest Hospital have started treating heart attack patients with their own stem cells.
The London patients are among the first of 3,000 participants in the European-wide study to look at the life prolonging effects of stem cell therapy.
Five days after suffering a heart attack, stem cells will harvested from the patient's own bone marrow and then be injected into heart muscles in the hope that they repair some of the damage.