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March 30th, 2017

Understanding more–Heart failure patients and skilled nursing facilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

For many people diagnosed with heart failure – which almost invariably results in a hospital stay – the next stop is a skilled nursing facility. While their physician  often will reassure them that it’s just for a short time until they can get back to their home, in reality, that stay is long (averaging 144 […]

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Tags: Dr. Veronique Roger, heart failure, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery, Sheila Manemann, skilled nursing facility

April 10th, 2013

A First: Mayo Clinic and Collaborators Heal Human Heart From Within


Using patients’ own cells, Mayo researchers used a special cocktail of proteins to train them to become heart-like  and successfully introduced them to the individuals’ cardiac tissue that had been damaged by disabling heart attacks. All participants in this Phase II trial improved, both in the pumping ability of their hearts and in their ability […]

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Tags: cardiology, Center for Regenerative Medicine, heart attack, heart failure, heart repair, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cells

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