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LindaSo Diagnosed with HCM 4/07 no family history. Myectomy 4/08. ICD implanted 10/08 Find out more about LindaSo
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    Found this article interesting.

    Cardiologist Misconduct Case Turned Over to German Prosecutors

    DUSSELDORF, GERMANY — A research-misconduct case against a cardiologist long considered one of the pioneers of stem-cell therapies for heart failure has been turned over to lawmakers in Germany. The case centers on German cardiologist, Dr Bodo-Eckehard Strauer, who was one of the first to report that bone-marrow–derived stem cells could repair damaged myocardium.

    A statement sent by the University of Dusseldorf to journalists says that its internal investigation turned up evidence of scientific misconduct in clinical trials Strauer lead over the past decade and a half. The results of this investigation have now been "been sent to the city's public prosecutors," Abbott states.

    According to Abbott, the university began its investigation of Strauer's work in late 2012 but has now referred its report to an internal disciplinary procedure that "is not expected to draw a conclusion until next year." Strauer retired from his post at the University of Dusseldorf in 2009.

    In a 2010 interview with heart wire about the results of his STAR-Heart trial, Strauer was asked why he believed his study had turned up positive results where other similar trials had not. His reply: the method of cell delivery.
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