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SAN FRANCISCO - Stem cells grown from a patient's cardiac tissue can heal damage once thought to be permanent after a heart attack, according to a study in the United States that suggests such experimental regenerative treatments may one day help stave off heart failure. In a trial of 25 heart-attack patients, 17 who got the stem cell treatment showed a 50 per cent reduction in cardiac scar tissue compared with no improvement for the eight who received standard care. The treatment also led to the growth of new heart muscle and it produced no significant change to the heart's pumping capacity. The results, from the first of three sets of clinical trials generally needed for regulatory approval, were published yesterday in the medical journal Lancet. Meanwhile, a recent British study has found that people are 16 times more likely to die from a cardiac arrest after losing the...

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