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April 6, 2009

Adult Stem Cell Therapy for Chest Pain

One million patients in the United States suffer from angina:  chest pain due to blockage of the arteries in the heart.   Thirty-three percent of these patients are not afforded any benefit from traditional therapy such bypass surgery, oral medications or insertion of stents in the blocked vessels. 

Adult, autologous stem cell therapy has recently been demonstrated to be of benefit to these patients.  At Northwest University, 167 patients with severe angina underwent a prospective, randomized study in which autologous, adult stem cells were injected into the heart muscle.  Six months after the procedure, those patients who had received autologous stem cell therapy had significantly improved exercise tolerance.  These are the same patients who were not candidates for conventional therapy.

 If you are a patient and disagree with their proposed restriction of your healthcare, please visit: www.safestemcells.org.

April 5, 2009

Adult Stems Cells Improve Heart Function

Two items had major headlines this week:  adult stem cell therapy for cardiac patients and the snow in Vail.  Two recent storms have brought record amounts of snow to Vail.  Words alone can not accurately describe the back bowls!

Back Bowls in Vail

Back Bowls in Vail

Physicians at  Emory University  have demonstrated that infusing bone-marrow-derived, autolgous stem cells in patients who have sustained a heart attack and underwent angioplasty, had an increase in blood flow to the heart.  The study examined the significance of injecting three different amounts of stem cells:  5, 10 and 15 million cells.  At three months, the patients who received higher doses of stem cells showed the greatest improvement in blood flow to the heart.  This is very promising technology and has the potential of re-defining the management of patients with heart disease.

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