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Stem cell therapy of heart failure

Heart failure is a congenital or acquired weakness of the heart muscle expressed in its contractile insufficiency. The result is the stagnation of blood in the large and small circulation. The main cause of acquired heart failure is an old myocardial infarction and aneurysm development of the front wall of the left ventricle.

Until recently it was thought that heart failure is treated only with a conservative method, namely using a combination of different medicaments. But as a rule, the weakness of the heart muscle is rapidly progressing in spite of the admission of all prescribed medicaments and filling of the cardiologists' recommendations. Physical exertion tolerance is reduced and shortbreathing as well as edema of legs increase. Average life expectancy after an extensive myocardial infarction is from 3 months to 2 years.

However, medicine is in continuous development. Reconstruction of the cardiac muscle is possible today. Scar tissue is replaced by a young, functionally active muscle tissue thanks to stem cell transplantation into damaged areas of the myocardium. After 3-5 weeks, patients feel much better and returned to their daily activities. Reconstruction of the myocardial contractility is significant after 3-4 months.

Where do stem cells come from?

They come from the patient's bone marrow and acquire the ability to take over the functions of the myocardium with the help of a complex laboratory process.

How do stem cells get into damaged areas of the heart?

They are introduced through a heart catheter into the damaged region determined by angiography.

How long is this treatment?

The duration of hospital treatment is at an average of 5 days.

What is the effectiveness of this method?

Today, stem cell transplantation is the most effective method of heart failure treatment. It is possible to achieve a full reconstruction of the heart function in 95% of cases.

In 2006, the Medical Hospital Service Company sent 53 patients to stem cell transplantation. The treatment went well in all the cases.

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