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Reverse the Damage Caused from a Heart Attack with Stem Cell Therapy for Myocardial Infarction

A myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, is usually caused by a blood clot that blocks the regular flow of blood to a part of the heart muscle. A clot may form due to plaque developing within the lining of the arteries that lead to the heart. Each plaque is comprised of a firm outer shell with a soft fatty core. This plaque may form gradually over a number of years in one or more places in the arteries. Eventually, a crack will develop in the outer shell, exposing the inner core to blood as it flows through the artery. This can trigger the immune system’s clotting mechanism and form a blood clot, which will block the flow of blood to the heart, causing a myocardial infarction.

Current Treatments

Currently, there are many common treatments offered for myocardial infarctions that vary depending on each person’s situation. Some common treatments include taking a dose of aspirin or other antiplatelet medications, which reduces the stickiness of the blood platelets; emergency angioplasty, which restores blood flow; an injection of medication designed to break down blood clots; and administration of beta-blocker medicine, which increases the rate and force of the heartbeat. Recent scientific research is shining new light on stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction, a therapeutic treatment for patients at MetroMD Institute of Regenerative Medicine who have suffered from a heart attack.

There are many treatments available today that are able to delay heart failure, but no strategies have been developed to prevent or reverse the processes that cause the heart to fail. Recent studies on stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction have demonstrated the capacity of bone marrow stem cells in regenerating damaged parts of the heart muscle.

New Therapy

Stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction works by transplanting bone marrow stem cells into the heart during cardiac surgery or coronary artery intervention. By delivering the appropriate stem cells, the heart is repaired via active myocardial regeneration. The safety and efficacy of these procedures have been demonstrated through several clinical trials.

Stem cell therapy at MetroMD Institute of Regenerative Medicine is one of the newest therapies available. Stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction is designed to effectively treat anyone who has suffered from acute heart failure by providing a safe and effective way to reverse the damage done to the heart muscle caused by blocked arteries. For the first time ever, heart attack patients have a chance to receive an effective treatment that offers them more than simply delaying the onset of a heart attack. Now, thanks to the enormous strides made in scientific research, there is a therapy designed to completely reverse the damage caused from myocardial infarction.

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