Mesenchymal cell concentrate for treatment of Cardiovascular disease
Coronary heart disease refers to the failure of the coronary circulation to supply adequate circulation to cardiac muscle and surrounding tissue. Coronary heart disease is most commonly equated with Coronary artery disease although coronary heart disease can be due to other causes, such as coronary vasospasm.
Coronary artery disease is a disease of the artery caused by the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium. Angina pectoris (chest pain) and myocardial infarction (heart attack) are symptoms of and conditions caused by coronary heart disease.
Over 12,459,000 people die of coronary heart disease every year. In Europe, 291,000 deaths annually are due to coronary heart disease.
To begin the treatment evaluation process, you must complete an online medical history form. Once you’ve completed the online medical history and submitted it, a patient relations consultant will contact you within 3 business days. He or she will assist you with the rest of the evaluation process. Upon treatment approval, your consultant will also assist you with treatment scheduling and trip preparation.
The Cardiac Cell concentrate – Heart Treatment
The heart treatment by stem cell concentrate with can repair heart muscle and increase the blood flow within the heart muscle itself.
The entire procedure requires patients to stay in our treatment facility for 10-14 nights in total.
Stem Cell Collection
Cell sources will depend on patient existing health. For autologous treatments bone marrow is collected from the patient’s iliac crest (hip bone) using thin-needle mini-puncture under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. Once the bone marrow collection is complete, patients may return to their normal activities.
The cells require 3-6 days to culture a concentrate of the correct stem cells in a state-of-the-art, government approved laboratory. In the lab, both the quantity and quality of the bone marrow concentrate with stem cells are measured. These cells have the potential to transform into multiple types of cells and are capable of regenerating or repairing damaged heart tissue.
Implantation with stem cell concentrate
Once the cells are ready, the concentrated cells are implanted back into the patient by angiography under local anesthesia. Some patients may require Coronary angiography which is an X-ray examination of the blood vessels or chambers of the heart.
A very small tube (catheter) is inserted into a blood vessel in your upper thigh (groin area) or arm. The tip of the tube is positioned either in the heart or at the beginning of the arteries supplying the heart, and a special fluid (called a contrast medium or dye) is injected. This fluid is visible by X-ray, and the pictures that are obtained are called angiograms. A special catheter (thin hollow wire) is inserted into the femoral artery and then guided forward under x-ray scanning until it reaches the targeted areas where the enhanced cells are then injected. During this procedure, additional treatments such as coronary artery stenting can be performed if necessary. The angiography procedure takes about 90 minutes.
Once all the cells have been successfully implanted, patients stay at the hospital overnight for monitoring and to allow the catheter entry point to close properly. The overall trip will require 1-2 weeks and the patient can return home after being released from our hospital the following day.
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