New technology for heart failure

A revolutionary gene therapy treatment for heart failure is about to undergo its first international trial in the UK.

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"Protein restores failing hearts"

"Our goal is to fight back against heartfailure by targeting and reversing some of the critical molecular changesarising in the heart when it fails."

"Previous research suggests that a proteinproduced by the gene can restore function to failing hearts, and reduce therisk of death and heart transplants."

– Lead investigator Dr Alexander Lyon

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