How Stem Cell Heart Failure Treatments Can Help Heart Patients
For mending Damaged Heart Tissue, there are three specific heart cell types that are the focus of heart failure treatments and interventions at NSI Stem Cell Centers in Florida. Like our many other treatments for conditions such as Peripheral Neuropathy or Diabetes, our stem cell heart failure treatments are safe and individualized for each patient. The human heart is actually made up of several types of cells, but the three critical ones we focus on are:
- Cardiomyocytes. These are the beating muscle cells that cause the heart to constrict where blood comes out of your heart and into the vessels and through the rest of the body.
- Cardiac pacemaker cells. These are the heart cells which send and receive the important electrical signals that will keep your heart beating and maintain the right rhythm.
- Endothelial cells. These are the heart cells which line the blood vessels and assist with the delivery of oxygen to the other cells in the heart chambers.
When the heart cells begin to fail it can cause a variety of problems that must be addressed with heart failure treatments. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in men, women, and children, claiming more than 17 million lives each year. The effects of congestive heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) have historically presented great challenges in conventional heart failure treatments for doctors and researchers alike.
Until now, despite all of the past advances in heart failure treatments and management, heart disease has been a very progressive disease. Once heart cells are damaged, they cannot sufficiently replace themselves without stem cell-based treatments for heart failure. This is why the news of advanced heart failure treatments through stem cell therapy is spreading quickly and taking the medical community by storm.
Does Congestive Heart Failure Require Heart Failure Treatments ?
Heart failure is the common term used to describe the medical condition where the heart’s blood-pumping action performs at a weaker level and rate than normal. How much weaker varies widely from person to person, but it is enough to cause problems, and gets worse and worse over time. Blood circulates more slowly, pressure within the heart itself increases, and there is not enough oxygen and nutrients in the blood. This is a serious issue that must be addressed through heart failure treatments.
To compensate, the chambers of the heart stretch to bring in more blood, the muscles of the heart work harder and begin to weaken from stress, and the vessels and champers of the heart can become stiff and even start to leak. Eventually, the kidneys weaken and the body retains water which can begin to puddle in the hands, feet, arms, legs, and around the lungs and the heart. This general clinical picture is called congestive heart failure and is one of reasons why patients at NSI Stem Cell seek us out for our advanced stem cell heart failure treatments.
What Causes Heart Failure?
Many conditions can lead to congestive heart failure and cause an individual to need heart failure treatments. Among the most common are:
- Heart attacks, especially those associated with coronary artery disease can contribute to heart failure. A blockage in a coronary artery blocks blood flow and stresses the heart to the point of a heart attack.
- Alcohol and drug abuse, and excessive drinking and smoking, can stress out the body, especially the heart muscles. This can damage the heart, cause heart failure, and lead to the need for heart failure treatments.
- A variety of other chronic and acute diseases and conditions can contribute to heart failure, especially those that overwork the heart over time: the most damaging include heart defects, muscular and nerve issues, thyroid disease, kidney failure, and high blood pressure.
Other conditions can also combine to make a person more susceptible to heart failure.
How Does Stem Cell Heart Failure Treatments Help Congestive Heart Failure?
Ultimately, the goal of stem cell heart failure treatments is to stop the progression of the disease and repair the damage already done, thus restoring quality of life for the individual. This is what NSI Stem Cell Center focuses on when a patient comes to us with health struggles related to heart failure.
We use adipose (fat) stem cells in our heart failure treatments. Also called adipose-derived stem cells, these potent adult stem cells are abundant in the fatty stores of the body, like the abdomen, thighs or buttocks. They are easily accessible, multi-potent cells that can be harvested from a small sample directly from the patient.
Stem cells are pure potential. In the clinic, they are coaxed into differentiating into the cell types needed in stem cell-based treatments for heart failure and injected back into the patient. Once there, they travel to the heart areas in need of repair and regeneration, where they multiply as they get to work. Since these are the patient’s own adult stem cells, there is no risk of rejection.
Each treatment is done on an outpatient basis in just a matter of hours. There is little to no recovery time needed after stem cell heart failure treatments.
Lifestyle changes like regular moderate exercise, healthy eating, and quitting smoking are more than a suggestion at NSI. We view these as essential companions to stem cell-based treatments for heart failure.
Contact Us To Learn More About Advanced Stem Cell Heart Failure Treatments!
Contact us today to learn more about Stem Cell-based Treatments for Heart Failure from NSI Stem Cell. Our team of experts is ready to help you understand what to expect before and after your heart failure treatments. Call us today at (877) 278-3628 or use our Contact Us Page to set up your consultation appointment and to speak with our team! Remember to ask about our FREE brochure.
* Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary. As each patient’s problem is different, each treatment must be tailored around your specific needs.