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Genetics

17 November 2010

Gene Therapy Shows Potential Against Heart Failure

Research was preliminary and the sample size small, experts note

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"The therapy works by replenishing levels of an enzyme necessary for the heart to pump more efficiently by introducing the gene for SERCA2a, which is depressed in these patients. If these results are confirmed in future trials, this approach could be an alternative to heart transplant for patients without any other options," she added.

 

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