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Old 04-28-2012, 05:28 AM
 
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Very interesting article.

BBC News - 'Heart shrinking' trial to combat heart failure to begin

"A trial using electricity to shrink the hearts of patients with heart failure is about to start in Liverpool.
It will involve electrically stimulating one of the nerves leading to the heart, which it is hoped could shrink the heart and improve life expectancy.
This is the first trial of the technique in humans, after it was shown to keep rats and dogs alive for longer."
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