Your Health: Aug. 16, 1999

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GENES OF THE HEART Even with advanced surgical techniques and medicines, heart disease kills more Americans than any other condition. The problem in most cases is the death of heart muscle, which becomes starved for oxygen when fatty deposits clog up blood byways. Researchers have now shown, however, that directly injecting the heart with a gene that promotes blood-vessel growth is safe and well tolerated. And most of the small number of patients in this early study reported less chest pain.

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