Table: From Thigh to Heart

Bioheart's method for regenerating the heart

A heart attack damages or kills a portion of the muscle so that it is no longer able to pump blood. A sliver of the patient's thigh muscle about the size of silver dollar is extracted and sent to a Bioheart lab. There, immature muscle cells are isolated and multiplied.

The cultivated cells are aggregated into pellets, which are injected into the damaged portion of the heart through a catheter. Within three weeks, the cells become integrated into the surrounding tissue as living muscle cells.

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