Scientists test cancer drug that might heal a broken heart

Scientists are testing a drug that can mend a broken heart. Experiments found the medicine, which is usually used to treat cancer, shrank enlarged and diseased hearts back down to near normal size, allowing them to work properly again.

Now the drug is about to be given to human heart patients for the first time. In the future, it could be used to prevent and treat heart failure – one of the biggest causes of hospital admissions and death. The drug’s powerful effect could provide a godsend for some of the millions worldwide suffering from heart failure, in which a weakened heart struggles to pump blood around the body. Read more…

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