On this week’s Mayo Clinic Radio: fixing a broken heart. Cardiac regeneration uses the body’s own stem cells to repair damage done by heart disease, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Atta Behfar explains. Also, Mayo Clinic registered dietitian Katherine Zeratsky explains the risks of juice-only diets. Plus, nicotine dependency expert Dr. Richard Hurt joins the program to discuss results of a new study about the stop-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix).
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Cardiac regeneration may someday replace the need for surgery to repair heart damage.
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