Saint Louis University Looking For Volunteers With Advanced Heart Disease

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Tests are underway at Saint Louis University to assess a new type of gene therapy in patients with poor heart functions.

Cardiology director at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Lim, says there really is no other therapy like this for patients with advanced heart disease:

“We have an opportunity where we can perform a heart catheterization on folks and infuse this new gene therapy product through the arteries in their heart,” says Dr. Lim.

He says the gene therapy product “basically helps your heart get better gas mileage,” similar to what a fuel injection cleaner does for your car engine.

St. Louis University is looking for volunteers to take part in this study contact the Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care for more information.

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