View Full Version : Adipose stem cells benefit heart failure patients

09-23-2010, 09:24 AM
Patients with congestive heart failure treated in Tijuana, Mexico at the Hospital Angeles are reporting improvements in 6 minute walk distance and ejection fraction. The therapy involves the use of the patient's own fat obtained from the stomach in a simple and minimally invasive procedure in which the patient remains awake with local anesthesia only. The tissue is separated using Bioheart's TGI cell isolation system and the process takes approximately 1 hour. The recovered cell are injected back into the patients heart using Bioheart's MyoCath needle injection catheter by Dr. Juan Parcero, interventional cardiologist and head of cardiac program at Hospital Angeles. The first patient improved his walking distance from 315 to 420 meters and LVEF from 32% to 38%. The second patient improved his walking distance from 450 to 492 meters and LVEF from 40% to 55%.

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