December 26th, 2014
Congestive Heart Failure or CHF is a state wherein the heart does not have the capability to properly function as a pump. As a result of the cardiac-malfunction the oxygen pumped into the body is insufficient. Congestive heart failure is generally caused by simultaneous illnesses. Illnesses that weaken the heart muscle,or diseases that trigger the heart muscles to become stiff, or illnesses that create an increase in oxygen demands for the body which consequently increases the supply for fresh oxygen by the body when the heart is incapable of producing oxygen-rich blood at the level needed.
Congestive heart failure and ishchemic heart disease can have an impact on numerous organs in the body. For instance, the injured areas of the heart directly affected by the sickness does not have the capability to produce enough blood for the kidneys, which then affect their capability to excrete water and salt (sodium). The distressed kidney function may cause the body to retain more fluids than needed by the body. The lungs also may develop pulmonary edema (PE).
PE occurs when the fluid in the lungs diminishes a person’s ability to exercise normally. Fluid might likewise accumulate inside the liver, which directly affects it function by impairing the livers capability to create important proteins and also in helping clear the body of harmful elements and/or toxins. The intestines might also turn out to be much less effective in being able to absorb the vitamins, nutrients and medicines a human needs. The fluids in the body can also accumulate quickly which could result to edema (severe swelling) of the ankles and feet.
An Ejection fraction of 20% would be considered a dangerous level and therefore indicates a highly advanced stage of heart failure. Healthy people usually have ejection fractions in between 52% and 68%.
The primary issue is the fact that the chamber responsible for pumping one’s heart (The left ventricle) becomes enlarged and isn’t beating effectively causing the EF percentage level to dangerously low levels. Ideally, EF percentages ought to be between 52% and 74%. This number also represents the quantity of blood pumped out from the heart on every beat. The walls of the left ventricle are hypokinetic. Hypokenetic state indicates they are not contracting correctly, they’re considered “lazy”. This is also why the EF% is low and the patients have Diastolic Dysfunction of the heart.
Stem cells are un-specialized cells that have two essential characteristics that distinguish them from other cells inside our bodies. Stem Cells are able to replenish their numbers naturally and indefinitely via cell division. If stem cells ever receive chemical indicators (ie dysfunctions, trauma,damage etc) they are able to migrate to the injured/dysfunctional area and transform themselves into the very specialized cells needed to perform a particular functions. Functions or tissues or cells like nerve cells or even heart cells. This is essentially the basis for
stem cells for heart regeneration
Once qualified for treatments,Injections of enriched mesenchymal stem cells are introduced into damaged heart tissue. This cellular proliferation helps enhance the performance/condition patients suffering from serious congestive heart failure. Stem cells for CHF works primarily through the creation of new blood vessels “Angiogenesis” that also helps improve tissue perfusion. The newly lab grown/expanded cells are carefully “transplanted” back into the patient through targeted infusions and/or into the damaged heart muscle or even by infusing them into the coronary arteries. Through the process of “Homing” (22457109) Stem cells migrate into the heart muscle for months after the initial treatment to assist in the regeneration process through the transformation into healthy functioning heart cells.
The benefits of having CHF cell Therapy include:
Number of Stem Cell Injections for CHF: 2-6 Injections of Hematopoietic Mesenchymal Cardiac Stem cells (per Treatment stage requirement) Severe cases may require multiple stage therapy.
Type of Cells and Infusion Methods for CHF: Mesenchymal Enriched Allogeneic Peripheral Blood cells,Cord blood stem cells, HLA Matched Placenta cells are required for most cases. Autologous stem cells from Adipose Tissue may be an option for less severe conditions. Our treatment injections are very safe and administered via a Radio Guided Angiograph and/or through an Intravenous Drip or Intrathecally
Physical Rehabilitation Treatment for CHF: Rehabilitation therapy is optional based on the patients time constraints. Full rehabilitation and nursing care can be provided 2-4 hours per day and up to 4 days per week . Medical visas and accommodations for the patient and family/friends at an extended stay hotel can also be included upon request. Total Treatment Period estimate is: 14 – 21 nights in total.
Our State-of-the-Art Cell therapy for Congestive Heart Failure is focused on results that require the proper extraction and expansion of cell before infusions. The multi-stage protocol we offer will require a minimum of 2-3 weeks in Bangkok. Due to the varying degrees of heart disease our cardiologists will first need to better understand the patient’s needs and pre-qualify them to travel to Thailand for treatment. A detailed treatment protocol specific to the patients needs will be provided upon acceptance into the program. The treatment specifics will include a day by day calendar outlining our cardiac cell regeneration protocol along with other details such as an exact total number nights required along with the total medical related costs (excluding accommodations or flights). To begin the qualification process for the regeneration center of Thailand, please prepare the patients recent medical records such as an Echocardiogram,EKG,Tilt Table,Heart CT Scan or SPECT exam (Single-photon emission computed tomography) and contact us today.