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DMC Heart Imaging Specialist Doctor Mukarram Siddiqui uses minimally invasive surgery to install a pacemaker and defibrillator on patients, preventing the onset of heart failure and dramatically increasing quality of life. ~ Detroit Medical Center Submitted by Detroit Medical Center
DMC Pediatric Heart Specialist Doctor Peter Karpawich is the first in the state to use minimally invasive surgery to repair a damaged pacemaker on a pediatric patient, helping her lead a more active, fulfilling lifestyle. ~ Detroit Medical Center Submitted by Detroit Medical Center

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Catheter-based myoblast transplantation feasible and safe

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Myoblast transplantation via catheter can be safely performed in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure, the results of a phase I trial indicate. In a previous phase I trial, epicardial injection of myoblasts was shown to be feasible, lead author Dr. Nabil...