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Novel Gene Therapy Reverses Heart Disease in Animals

Researchers are poised to begin human clinical trials of a novel gene therapy to treat a major cause of heart disease by shrinking enlarged hearts in order to improve blood flow and cardiac function.   Heart failure, a leading cause of illness and death worldwide, is caused by a weakening and enlarging of the heart as it works harder to pump enough blood to the rest of the body. A heart attack, untreated high blood pressure or clogged coronary arteries can lead to the condition, which...

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