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Transplanted muscle cells may help repair heart tissue

June 19, 2006

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TISSUE ENGINEERING Doctors treat certain irregular heartbeats by implanting an artificial pacemaker that directly stimulates the main heart muscle. But artificial pacemakers are problematic, particularly in children, who often require repeated operations to adjust the device and replace the battery as they age. To develop a better alternative, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston have been studying the possibility of implanting ... (Full article: 799 words)

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