First for Belgian hospital
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.