Transplanted cells revive heart muscleBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7268.1040/e (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1040
- Alexander Dorozynski
Cells taken from a patient's thigh and injected into his myocardium have revived areas that had been damaged by necrosis and improved cardiac function.
The research team, coordinated by Professor Philippe Menasché, heart surgeon at the Bichat Hospital in Paris, has worked for four years to develop this form of cellular therapy. In this first trial on a human patient, Professor Menaschésees the potential for the therapy to be a valuable adjunct to …