Why Fundraise for Jump Rope for Heart? How about Regenerative Medicine!

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D r. Kim Connelly and his colleagues are one step closer to helping damaged heart cells repair themselves.

Dr. Connelly, a cardiologist and Heart & Stroke funded researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, is working with colleagues on a clinical trial with people whose hearts have been damaged by heart attacks and other heart disease. The trial is led by Dr. Duncan Stewart at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa.

Until now, there has been no treatment for this kind of damage, which reduces heart function and eventually leads to heart failure.

Over the past year we’ve been talking about Dr. Connelly’s exciting lab research, which showed how damage can be reversed in individual cells of the heart.

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