Treating Heart Disease with Cardiac Stem Cells

UPDATED January 19, 2016Cardiovascular diseases are one of the major causes for fatality in the world. Over the years, the rate of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases have decreased in some countries while dramatically increasing in others. The percentage of premature deaths from cardiovascular illness ranges from a low of 3% in nations with a high GDP up to 49% in low-GDP nations. More than 250 million individuals across the worlds lost their lives due to coronary heart disease and cardiovascular diseases in 2011. According to cardiac stem cell research, each year heart illness kills significantly more humans than cancer. In recent years, cardiovascular dangers in women has been growing at a fast rate and has killed a higher percentage of women than breast cancer has.

Coronary Heart Disease “CHD” is also known as coronary artery disease “CAD”. CAD or CHD are conditions in which the coronary arteries are weakened due to plaque buildup in our blood circulatory system. The arteries are primarily responsible for providing blood and oxygen to the heart. Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Disease can be a good choice for those seeking a safe, non-surgical alternative treatment for most cardiac diseases including Chronic Ischemic Arteries and Coronary Heart Disease.

Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Failure

Therapeutic cardiomyocyte regeneration using hematopoietic mesenchymal stem cells. Replace dead cardiomyocytes with functionally integrated cardiac and vascular endothelial cells.Decrease inflammation and Angiogenesis to increase blood vessel growth for the heart.

Plaque is produced because of the cholesterol, calcium, fat, and other substances found in the blood. When the plaque starts to build up in your arteries, you get diagnosed with a disease called atherosclerosis. The building up of the plaque takes place over many years. As time passes by, the plaque narrows your coronary arteries and thus hardens. This is the cause for the limited oxygen-rich blood in the heart.

The plaque infested region can also rupture, or break open. This forms a blood clot on the surface of the plaque. When this worsens, and the blood clot becomes bigger, this disturbs the blood flow in the coronary artery. Moreover, angina or a heart attack might happen if your heart does not receive a regular flow of blood and fresh oxygen. Angina is a severe discomfort in the chest. It might feel like there is a pressure or squeezing inside your chest. The discomfort also might happen inside your neck, shoulders, arms, back or, jaw. Angina discomfort might even really feel like indigestion.

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A heart attack, on the other hand happens when the regular flow of blood rich in oxygen to the section of the heart is disrupted or blocked. If this flow is not remedied immediately, the particular section of the heart will not function. Without immediate treatment, a heart attack can occur and this may lead to death. With time, CHD will make the heart weaker, and this could result in arrhythmia and often heart failure.

Heart disease is a condition where the heart does not have the capability to pump sufficient blood required by the body. Arrhythmia has something to do with the abnormal rhythm and rate of the heartbeat.(23467912)

TREATMENT PRECAUTION
Please note Cardiac stem cell transplants are not appropriate for all cardiovascular diseases. Heart Cell Therapy,cardiac tissue and cell engineering are limited options for those with severe heart muscle damage. Patients with severe scarring,late stage or those with travel restrictions will not qualify for the 14-21 day treatment time needed. Please contact us for more information

Treat Coronary Heart Disease with Stem Cells – VDO

Stem cells are a proven safe and non-surgical treatment option and can help reverse heart disease. (23238707) The Regeneration Center of Thailand offers a unique and customized cardiac regeneration protocol depending on the underlying medical condition and patients needs. Cardiac cell transplants help rebuild a patient’s heart tissue by utilizing clinical grade hematopoietic mesenchymal stem cells. For most elderly patients or those with severe physical limitations, a combination allogeneic cell treatment is available.  This options is only available for patients who’s own cells are not sufficient or effective. The stem cells are 100% immunocompatible and expanded from amniotic membrane or umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells “UCMSC” to help assist replenish damaged heart cells. (24326234) The enriched stem cells are then placed them back into the heart generally using multiple stage delivery over a period of 2 weeks.

The benefits of having regenerative heart stem cell therapy include:

    • Reduction in the infarct size / Reduction in heart muscle scar (24560743)
    • Improved regulation of O2 (Oxygen) Intake and Use  (24282814)
    • Greater Reduction in Angina  (18381874)
    • Noticeable improvement in the patients overall well-being and  condition in Life.

Treat the Following Cardiovascular Disease with Cardiopoietic Cells

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Total Number of Stem Cell Infusions: 2-6 Infusion of Hematopoietic Mesenchymal Cardiomyocyte cells (per Treatment stage requirement) Multiple Stages may be required for severe conditions

Cardiac Rehabilitation Post Treatment: Cardiac Rehabilitation therapy in Bangkok is optional and can be provided for a minimum of 2 hours per day and 5 days per week. 
Medical visas and accommodations for the patient and family/friends at an extended stay service apartment or hotel can also be included upon request.

Total Time Required in Bangkok: Estimated around 2-3 weeks in Thailand (depending on the patients medical needs)

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Cost to Treat Heart Disease with Cardiac Stem Cells

Our cardiac regeneration treatment protocol is not a 1 day process and needs to be performed in multiple stages. For most patients this will require the ability to travel to Thailand for a minimum of 14 nights in Bangkok. Due to the varying degrees/severity of the patient and other underlying medical factors our team of cardiologists will need to qualify any potential patients before a diagnosis can be made and treatment plan can be provided. Upon acceptance, a detailed treatment plan will be provided to the patient that will includes the specifics such as the total length of stay required, calendar of steps along with a fixed price for all medical related costs (excluding accommodations or flights). To begin the qualification process for our comprehensive stem cell heart treatment protocol please prepare your 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.

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  1. I have a 72 year old female friend, who has the rare condition of pulmonary edema that has damaged her heart. She was just diagnosed, and was told by her doctors that she is expected to live to the end of this year (2017) She has fluid in the lung…which needs to be drained periodically.
    Do you have any cutting edge treatments for this condition at your Center ? Even to extend life in the patient with this condition, and reverse some heart damage ? Thank you, Cathy Reinheimer, U.S.A.

  2. Hello,

    I currently have 11 stents and one of my coronary arteries is fully occluded.

    How much experience does your clinic have in treating CAD? What would the % of successful treatments be?

  3. My father is having an LVEF of 32% to 35%. With severe MR. All the chambers are dilated. He had a CABG in 1999. He again had an interior wall MI in January this year. Can your treatment help him?

  4. I’m 53 year old male and was diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease in March of 2015. I only found out after i was hospitalized that my E.F. had dropped down to 19%. It went up slightly to 25% in September, but now it’s back down to 20%. My question is am i candidate? if so, about how much is cost? do you accept insurance?

  5. My 56yr old husband is having some serious heart issues. He had a triple bypass and artificial valves put in around June of last year. His recovery seemed to be ok after a few weeks, but since then he says he does not feel any better than he did before his surgery. His chest pains are becoming more frequent and his blood pressure is getting worse. Doctors are also telling he he may be pre diabetic. He was a long time smoker but quit 2 years ago after 35 years of smoking nearly 1/2pk day every day. I dont expect him to get back to where he was before surgery but hoping we can improve the his stamina and quality life. What tests do you need from us to get a medical review?

  6. I don’t understand….I have blocked arteries, my heart thankfully is fine so far. I have had 3 stents and then finally a cabg. What does this do to clear or create new arteries ???

    Thanks

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      Hello Mr Jim

      The goal of our cord blood stem cell therapy for heart disease is to reduce ischemia (artery blockage) with increase in blood flow through creation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis).
      For the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) portion the goal would be to improve factors like left ventricular (LV) function that can help improve tolerance to physical exercise. Please note this is a general scenario and each patients’ need is different. For more information about how our treatment can help your specific needs, please email us at heart@stemcellthailand.org.

  7. My question is – are there any stem cell trials currently going on for chronic heart failure (cardiomyopathy) that I could possible get into.

    I am currently on the heart transplant list.

    Thanks,

    Randy

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      Hi Randy, Thanks for contacting us.
      What country do you live in? Please email us so we can assist you in finding a clinical trial for cardiomyopathy using stem cells.

  8. I had a pretty severe heart attack last year and am having a very difficult time feeling normal. I know that my heart is damaged but I’m hoping stem cell transplants can help restore some of my strength back. Right now i have constant shortness of breath, mild chest pain and im currently taking Antiplatelets, warfarin and some ACE inhibitors plus 7 other medications.
    Im 47 years old, don’t smoke and am pretty healthy otherwise. Am i a good candidate for your cardiac cell therapy?

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  9. Can i use mesenchymal stem cells to repair my weak heart function? I was diagnosed with myocardial ischemia last year and condition is getting worse. My Ejection fraction has gone from 35% to 10%. What can stem cells do?

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