First for Belgian hospital

6th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

Doctors at the East Limburg Hospital in Genk have carried out ground-breaking surgery to replace the cardiac muscles of patient suffering from heart disease.

The new cardiac muscles implanted in the patient's heart were made from bone marrow.

The technique was a world-wide first.

The East Limburg Hospital is part of an American-lead global research project.

The aim of the project is to develop a method of replacing damaged heart muscles by using stem cell technology.

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