Doctors suppressed Spokane resident Brian Starr’s immune system to treat his myocarditis, a heart condition. The other option was a heart transplant. While he has to take measures to avoid viruses and bacteria, “I think it was a great decision,” he said.
Feb. 26, 2013 in Features, Health on Page C1
A Spokane heart transplant surgeon is embarking on a clinical trial that will wipe out the immune systems of high-risk patients in hopes of ultimately saving their lives. Dr. Timothy …