December 8, 2005

DON HO, CARDIAC PIONEER:

Ho had his own stem cells injected into his heart Monday night, which is expected to improve the muscle’s pumping ability by as much as 70 percent.

Ho suffers from cardiomyopathy and his doctor said conventional surgery could do nothing to ease the inflammation. The procedure, which is not available in the United States, was performed by former University of Michigan cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Kit Arom and overseen by Dr. Amit Patel of Pittsburgh.

I hope this works, and that if it does it becomes available in the United States.

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