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Common Erectile Dysfunction Drug Not Helpful for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO — A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, doesn't help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a condition in which the heart's lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax and fill fully between beats. That is the finding of the RELAX study, presented today at [...]

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Patients' Own Bone Marrow Stem Cells Help Heart

Stem cells derived from heart failure patients’ own bone marrow and injected into their hearts improved the function of the left ventricle, the heart’s pumping chamber. Mayo Clinic researchers also found that certain types of the stem cells were associated with the largest improvement and needs further study. These results were presented [...]

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