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VesCell Adult Stem Cells Helping Pulmonary Hypertension

Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - Stem Cell Guru

Dr. Leonel Fernandez Liriano, Professor of Medicine at Pontifical Catholic University School of Medicine (PCUSM) and Dr. Zannos Grekos announced they have the 9 month follow up results of the first patient treated with VesCell Adult Stem Cell therapy for Pulmonary Hypertension.

The first patient, Karl Wagner, underwent the procedure in February, 2008. Since that time, his Pulmonary Artery Mean Pressure has dropped from 41 mmHg (severe pulmonary hypertension) to 24 mmHg (normal). Wagner's saturations are now consistently high, and he no longer needs to be supplemented with oxygen or considered for a lung transplant.

Even more importantly, Karl Wagner is living his life again,

"I feel great," he says, "and have a normal life again. I take my girls to school every morning and work all quality of life is ten-fold what it used to be. I also am off almost all of my medications and the doctors at Mayo Clinic have given me a new prognosis."

Dr. Grekos explained how it worked,
"Using advanced engineered stem cell technology and innovative delivery methods, we've been able to harness the regenerative power of stem cells and literally replace the damaged blood vessels in the lungs of the pulmonary hypertension patients."

And from Dr. Athina Kyritsis,
"In treating diseases like Cardiomyopathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease, we've had consistent success in generating viable heart tissue and growing new vessels; with the increased circulation, healing of wounds, and improvement in ejection fractions, it seemed a natural progression to approach pulmonary hypertension in the same manner. I believe we have only begun to discover what Adult Stem Cells can accomplish in altering the course of diseases now thought to be untreatable."

Other patients treated since Karl Wagner have had similar results. Chalk Pulmonary Hypertension up as yet another disease that VesCell Adult Stem Cells can help.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many people have been treated for PPH. Off that group have any died. Does Medicare or any US insurance help cover the costs?

Just was wondering if this gentleman had tried PTE surgery prior to this surgery?

6:51 AM  

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