Duchenne muscular dystrophy http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati Children's: heart assist device could add years to lives of Duchenne patients http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-childrens-heart-assist-device-could-add-years-lives-duchenne-patients <p>Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing what it says could be the biggest breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment in years.&nbsp; A patient at Children's is believed to be the first in the nation with Duchenne&nbsp; muscular dystrophy to have a device implanted to help his heart pump blood to the body long-term.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:04:45 +0000 Mark Heyne 5081 at http://wvxu.org