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Michael Ackerman, M.D. Ph.D. Raymond Gibbons, M.D. Stephen Hammill, M.D. Sharonne Hayes, M.D. Stephen Kopecky, M.D. Steve Ommen, M.D. Charanjit (Chet) Rihal, M.D. Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D. Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D. __________________________________________________________________________ Michael J. Ackerman, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatric cardiologist and specialist in genetic heart diseases that cause sudden cardiac [...]

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Bone Marrow Stem Cells Improve Heart Function, Study Finds

CHICAGO — A research network led by a Mayo Clinic physician found that 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. Researchers also found that certain types of the stem cells were [...]

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Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the potential benefits to the kidneys. The findings appear in the current Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

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