View Full Version : Stem Cells Repair Hearts (Update3)

08-03-2007, 02:28 AM
July 12 (Bloomberg) -- Delmar Chase, 74, has had two coronary bypass surgeries, stents inserted into his arteries to prop them open, and a pacemaker to keep his heart beating normally. Still, he gets chest pain when he walks even a block.

Relief may be on the way. Chase is enrolled in a Baxter International Inc. study, to be completed in 2009, testing if stem cells taken from his bone marrow can strengthen his heart. The trial is one of 50 involving 3,200 patients worldwide conducted by academic researchers and a dozen companies racing to market new treatments for heart disease, the No. 1 U.S. killer.