Another congestive heart failure stem cell victory!
Author: Don Margolis | Source: The Repair Stem Cell Institute
Adult Stem Cells Help Congestive Heart Failure Patient
STEM CELL RESEARCH HEALS HEART MUSCLE AFTER HEART ATTACK Another congestive heart failure patient has been helped by stem cell research using adult stem cells. Terry Areford, 62, a multiple heart attack victim has been given a 2nd chance at life after receiving Vescell stem cell treatment to heal his heart muscle in Thailand.
STEM CELL RESEARCH HEALS HEART MUSCLE AFTER HEART ATTACK
Another congestive heart failure patient has been helped by stem cell research using adult stem cells. Terry Areford, 62, a multiple heart attack victim has been given a 2nd chance at life after receiving Vescell stem cell treatment to heal his heart muscle in Thailand.
CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE SYMPTOMS
Terry was dying. He was slowing down. He had the usual symptoms of congestive heart failure. He had shortness of breath. He could barely walk 50 feet slowly. However, Terry still had hope. His daughter came across the Vescell website and contacted them.
ADULT STEM CELLS FROM YOUR OWN BLOOD
For those of you unfamiliar with Vescell stem cell therapy in Thailand, it is a process created by a company called Theravitae in which adult stem cells are removed from the patient’s blood (similar to a blood donation) and then multiplied into a therapeutic dose and then implanted into the patient’s heart muscle and/or coronary arteries.
But back to Terry’s stem cell story-
BEFORE VESCELL TREATMENT
* Ejection Fraction 10%
* Could barely walk
* Severe shortness of breath
AFTER ADULT STEM CELLS IMPLANTED
* Ejection Fraction at 45%
* Plays 3 rounds of golf per week
* No shortness of breath- outside chopping firewood
3 full 18 hole rounds of golf per week? No kidding Terry? I am very happy for you. Like many of the Vescell heart patients recently, Terry has become an adult stem cell advocate and wants other congestive heart failure patients to know that there is still hope out there.
You are welcome to call or email Terry at 304-594-9377 or his email is email@example.com
STEM CELL RESEARCH IN THAILAND
This is the third stem cell research success story to come out of Thailand in the last month. See stories from heart attack victims and heart failure patients James Eilert and Andy Jordan as well. The Repair Stem Cell Instititue (www.repairstemcells.org) is dedicated to education, empowerment and advocacy. To learn more visit www.repairstemcells.org or www.donmargolis.com.
Coming soon to RSCI: Meet Doris! The first children's book that helps explain adult stem cells and how they work!
via Catholic.net - Adult Stem Cells Help Congestive Heart Failure Patient
Stem Cell Research Helps Heart Attack Victim Get His Life Back
Posted 1 June, 2009 in Heart Disease |
Adult Stem Cells Fix Damaged Heart Muscle
Stem cell research has helped James Eilert repair his damaged heart muscle after a severe heart attack. Using his own Adult Stem Cells, James has made almost a complete recovery after his heart attack 3 years ago.
Heart Attack Left Him Devastated
James, only 34 at the time of his heart attack, had lost hope. He was short of breath, fatigued and sweating all the time. Work was getting very difficult. Depression had set in. James had given up hope.
Stem Cell Research in Thailand
One day, James stumbled upon the Vescell website. In Bangkok, Thailand, the company Theravitae, a stem cell research company and makers of Vescell use a patient’s own Adult Stem Cells to help heal heart attack, heart failure, and heart disease patients.
James quickly contacted them and on November 14, 2007 had his own stem cells implanted using a catheter.
Before the Stem Cell Therapy
- Ejection fraction was 20-25%
- Difficulty Working
- Gasping for breath, sweating all the time
After the Adult Stem Cell Treatment
- Ejection fraction at 50%
- Can Work Full Time
- No Restriction or Limitations
From the stem cell article
After the treatment, James was thrilled with the results of the Vescell ™. “I had an echocardiogram only 2 weeks after my stem cell therapy and my completely dead apex was beating again
. I was shocked and ecstatic at the same time.”
James now is going on 20 mile bike rides and living life to the fullest.
Stem Cell Treatment? Why Not the USA?
What would have happened if there was no Vescell in Thailand for James? Most likely he would still be suffering from congestive heart failure- shortness of breath, fatigue, sweating all the time and depressed. He was one of the lucky ones. Most people in the US who have heart disease usually either can’t go abroad for treatment or don’t want to because they believe the US offers the highest standards in health care. Sadly, in the case of congestive heart failure, these people are mistaken. The US is falling behind by not allowing the use of the patient’s own Adult Stem Cells to heal themselves. Yes, I’m talking to you US FDA. You are making people suffer.
Please feel free to contact James via email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone- 248-227-3016
It looks like my old friends at Theravitae, the makers of Vescell
are becoming more active on the internet. It is about time. Keep it up guys. I’m cheering for you.
via Stem Cell Research Helps Heart Attack Victim Get His Life Back | Adult Stem Cell Research
stem cell retina eye treat heal optic
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:34am EDTUniversity of Louisville researchers make stem-cell discovery
Researchers at the University of Louisville have discovered that stem cells extracted from bone marrow can restore damaged retinal tissue by generating new cells.
The findings are an important step toward helping people who experience vision loss and blindness as a result of age-related macular degeneration and hereditary retinal degeneration, the university said in a news release.
Researchers found that stem cells removed from bone marrow were attracted to damaged retinal pigment epithelium, the pigmented cell layer just outside the retina.
via University of Louisville researchers make stem-cell discovery - Business First of Louisville:
There are many many articles about the use of stem cells for animals. (see the list at the bottom of this article)
Beneficial results have been shown in dogs, horses...even mountain lions.
The joke is definitely on us that Rover, Mr. Ed and...(what's a name for a mountain lion??)...will get treated for their diseases while we humans can not...
except for outside of the US of course. -dg
Stem Cell Research on Horses Holds Promise for Human Athletes
DAVIS, Calif. (KCBS) -- The repair of horses’ tendons, bones and ligaments with stem cell injections now being carried out at the Regenerative Medicine Lab at UC Davis holds promise for treating human athletes.
The limbs of human beings and horses have many biological similarities, meaning the breakthrough in veterinary medicine could someday help athletes heal from similar injuries much more quickly, said a leading stem cell researcher, Dr. Jan Nolta.
Listen KCBS' Dave Padilla reports
“The results that we get from treating the horses can be almost directly applied to human athletes,” she told KCBS reporter Dave Padilla. Once the horse study is completed, the team would then petition the FDA to test a similar treatment in humans.
Cupertino show horse owner Dick Randall had a horse with a serious ligament injury that had threatened the animal's career. But within just 30 days of receiving the treatment, he said the horse showed drastic improvement.
"He was ready to go back to the show within 90 days," said Randall.
Neither the treatment nor the research involves human embryonic stem cells. The UC Davis lab is one of four university-based veterinary stem cell labs in the United States.
via KCBS - Stem Cell Research on Horses Holds Promise for Human Athletes