Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure

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Around 6.2 million adults in the United States experience heart failure—a serious chronic condition in which the heart is not able to pump enough blood throughout the body for its normal function.    Heart failure can come on unexpectedly, but patients with heart failure have also typically experienced heart disease or another heart condition, such…

Heart failure patient has 3 normal EKGs after stem cell therapy

I was diagnosed 20 years ago. My heart was stopped up. I have 11 stents in my heart. When they put in (stents) nine, ten and eleven they blocked an artery and caused me to have a heart attack. Then 4 years later, I went to the doctor and he did an EKG and he…

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure – Lillian Rowland

Lillian Rowland is a 79 year-old [former] heart failure patient from Ohio. She was diagnosed with heart failure in March 2012. Her left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at that time was measured at 25%. Normal LVEF range is 55% – 70%. Lillian’s cardiologist recommended an implantable defibrillator. At the time, she did not want to…

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease: John Coleman

John “Skeeter” Coleman, III received stem cells for heart failure in Costa Rica in 2008″ “… Blood samples were taken to find donor placentas with tissue types compatible to mine. Three weeks later I received two IV injections per day for seven days. It was done on an outpatient basis in CIMA hospital. Simple, painless…

Stem Cell Treatments for Heart Disease: Daniel Wills

“I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse in October of 2005. Dr Tonkovic of Midwest Heart Specialists in Hoffman Estates Illinois informed me i needed surgery to repair the valve immediately. He said that he felt without surgery I would die within six months. I had the surgery. Dr. Timothy James at Sherman Hospital in…

Making Blood Cells into Heart Cells

Vojdani et al. Hum Cell. 2011 Mar;24(1):35-42 One of the major debates in the area of stem cell therapy is whether adult stem cells are capable of directly transforming (differentiating) into new tissue, or whether the therapeutic effects of administered stem cells occur because of growth factors produced by the injected stem cells. There are…

New stem cell study promises to heal the heart

Miami Herald, Fred Tasker ftasker@MiamiHerald.com University of Miami cardiologist led by Dr. Joshua Hare reported success in a small, preliminary human clinical trial of a new stem cell therapy they hope some day will routinely mend human hearts and reduce the need for lifelong medication, possibly even for transplants. The study was published in the…