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Heart Device Might Be Breakthrough for Muscular Dystrophy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Study


10/18/2012 8:03:11 AM

A man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who received a device to help his heart's left ventricle pump blood throughout his body could represent a breakthrough in the treatment of the disease, according to his doctors. Jason Williams, 29, of Peebles, Ohio, is believed to be one of the first U.S. patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to receive an implanted ventricular assist device, the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center team said.

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