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'Largest' heart attack stem cell trial starts in London

Doctors at the London Chest Hospital have started treating heart attack patients with their own stem cells. The 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.

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Doctors treat heart attack patients with stem cells

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.

Bone marrow cells Credit: PA Wire

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.

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