Hi. My name is Leo Beus. I’m 76 this December. Three years ago, I had a second heart attack while I was sitting in church. I was taken to the hospital. Really capable doctors put in three stents. What they discovered was a prior heart attack and I had damage to my left ventricle. My ejection fraction was in the low 20s.
I then went to my cardiologist, who I have a great deal of confidence in, and we did drug optimization for a very long period of time with just a little bit of success. I was then sent to the Mayo Clinic, where we did more drug optimization – again with some success but not much. So, I was faced with the option of a heart transplant, which I didn’t qualify for [or] a pump from the left ventricle to the aorta, which I didn’t like the statistics on that procedure.
And then I went to scientists that I knew and I ran into the information about stem cells, umbilical cord stem cells at the Stem Cell Institute in Panama. I was encouraged by some very high-level scientists and doctors to go to Panama. I did.
A year ago I had four days of treatment. My ejection fraction is now 44. Everybody that sees me says I’m a walking miracle. That’s true I feel like I’m 25. I’ve been married 53 years. My wife is not sure she can stand what the stem cells have done for me. They’re fantastic.
The experience in Panama was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. The facility was absolutely spotless professional. The doctors and staff that I dealt with were off the charts. I cannot do anything other than say it is probably the single best medical experience I’ve ever had. Good luck and that I may go back just for fun.
About Leo Beus
Leo Beus is the co-founder of Beus Gilbert PLLC, a premier boutique law firm concentrating on high stakes litigation, real estate and zoning law. Mr. Beus leads the Firm’s litigation department, with emphasis on representing plaintiffs in complex litigation involving securities, real estate, investment fraud, lender liability, professional malpractice, antitrust, trademark, intellectual property, and directorship liability. Mr. Beus has been the lead litigator in plaintiffs’ cases resulting in verdicts and settlements totaling in excess of $4 Billion for his clients. In addition, Mr. Beus has successfully represented defendants against antitrust and shareholder derivative claims where the stakes have been up to $1 Billion.
Mr. Beus has received numerous awards and recognitions in his profession and his community. Mr. Beus and his wife, Annette, serve as co-chairs of the President’s Club of Arizona State University. He is recognized by his peers as an AV® Preeminent Lawyer with the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell and is ranked among the highest rated lawyers in America in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers & Partners USA Guide and Southwest Super Lawyers. Mr. Beus was named Litigator of the Week by Litigation Daily and named as a Benchmark Litigation Star in the upcoming 2016 edition. He has been recognized in national business and industry media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Crain’s New York Business, Litigation Daily, Benchmark and Law360, as well as the Arizona Republic, Arizona Attorney, Phoenix Business Journal, Tucson Citizen and Deseret News.
A 1970 cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law, Mr. Beus served as Managing Editor of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1967 from Brigham Young University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity. Mr. Beus is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States District Courts for Arizona and Colorado, United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the State of Arizona. He was, at one time, fluent in Dutch and Flemish (alas, a bit rusty today).