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Default World's First Cardiac Adult Stem Cell Patient Receives Infusion

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"Michael (Mike) Jones has become the world's first recipient of adult cardiac stem cells to treat congestive heart failure. Jones' infusion on July 17 marks the world's first phase-one FDA-approved clinical trial using adult cardiac stem cells to treat heart disease...

...During the infusion procedure, Jones was directly injected with his own cardiac stem cells into heart scar tissue using a minimally-invasive cardiac catheterization procedure...

...Jones suffered from congestive heart failure due to multiple blocked arteries that had resulted in permanent scarring of his heart muscle. During the procedure, Jones' cardiac stem cells were retrieved from a portion of his own atrium..."
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