Cardiovascular disease, also called heart disease, is a broad medical term used to describe a group of conditions that affect the blood vessels or the heart. It is the most common cause of death worldwide.1
The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica, recommends the use of adult mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of cardiovascular disease (heart disease).
Treatment at the Stem Cells Transplant Institute could help improve the symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
The symptoms of cardiovascular disease will depend on the specific type of heart disease but can include:
“Notably, adult stem and progenitor cells including….mesenchymal stem cells have progressed into clinical trials and have shown positive benefits.”5
Stem cell transplantation uses healthy cells to promote the repair of damaged cells and regeneration of healthy and functional cells to repair injured tissue.1
The therapeutic effect of stem cell transplantation in patients with cardiovascular disease may be due to the paracrine effect.
The theory is, transplanted stem cells repair damaged tissue by releasing factors that promote regeneration of healthy stem cells, reduce inflammation, promote the growth of new blood vessels, inhibit cell death, and reduce hypertrophy.1
According to Clincialtrials.gov (https://clinicaltrials.gov), currently there are more than 1,130 clinical trials evaluating stem cell therapy for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
The results of initial research using mesenchymal stem cell transplantation are provided below.
Myocardial Infarction (Heart attack, MI)1,5,8
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)5-7
Mesenchymal stem cells
Several months following treatment, stem cells continue to migrate to the heart muscle regenerating and renewing healthy heart function.
Stem cell therapy cannot help all patients with cardiovascular disease but for many patients stem cell therapy combined with lifestyle modification may be a safe, effective, non-surgical alternative treatment.
Lifestyle changes that can help improve cardiovascular disease include:
For optimal results, the Stem Cells Transplant Institute recommends the use of hUC-MSCs for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
If the patient prefers, autologous mesenchymal stem cells derived from the patient’s own adipose tissue and bone marrow, can also be used to treat cardiovascular disease.
Our clinic focuses on obtaining healthy stem cells exclusively from umbilical cord blood donors. We collect the placenta once the baby is born, with the parent’s informed consent. Additionally, we follow strict ethical guidelines and collect stem cells from reliable and reputable sources.
Our nursing staff administers the stem cells through an intravenous and intra-pulmonary route. For the most effective outcomes, intravenous administration is preferred.
Our clinic is located in Costa Rica, which is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations for stem cell therapy. At the Stem Cells Transplant Institute, we have a skilled team of doctors and medical professionals who collect and administer stem cells to treat autism and other conditions. Every patient receives the most cost-effective and top-notch care from our dedicated team.