Doctors Repair Infants’ Damaged Hearts With Mitochondria

10-Jul-2018
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Boston Children’s Hospital developed new procedure for infants with damaged hearts.
Mitochondria transplanted from their own muscle cells into their failing hearts.
1 billion mitochondria extracted from a small piece of abdomen muscle.
Within two days, the baby’s heart was beating like a healthy one.
Mitochondrial transplant technique successful in 8 out of 11 newborns.
Compared to 65 percent death rate for those not receiving transplant.

Procedure transplants mitochondria into infant’s muscle cells to prevent heart disease
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