Stem Cell Treatment For The Heart

When it comes to health and wellbeing, the most important organ is our heart, as it is the pump that keeps us alive and moving.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of deaths in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, mainly because the heart has minimal ability to regenerate muscle tissue.

The symptoms of heart diseases vary depending on which condition is affecting the individual. Common symptoms include chest pain, having trouble to breathe and heart palpitations.

The causes for heart diseases are primarily by damage to all or part of the heart, damage in the arteries and, lack of nutrients and oxygen to the organ.

There are several agents that can increase the risk of heart diseases including:

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Smoking

  • Overweight and obesity

  • Diabetes

  • Family history

  • Poor diet

  • Age

 

The use of mesenchymal stem cells has shown to improve the cardiac structure and function, functional capacity and the patient's quality of life, thanks to the properties that stem cells have to reduce fibrosis in the heart. Stem cell therapy has demonstrated to benefit the heart by stimulating the natural regenerative response of the body.