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Donor stem cells repair heart scar tissue

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A stranger's stem cells could work as well as your own when it comes to repairing damaged heart tissue.

That's from a small new study from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine included just 30 patients who'd had a heart attack.

The study used a specific type of stem cells taken from bone marrow.

They provided the same benefits regardless of whether the cells came from the patient or a donor.

They were able to minimize cardiac scar tissue and were found to be safe.

Larger studies are planned.

This study is from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and is published online in JAMA, and presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.

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