A 27-year-old member asked:
Do stem cells cure congestive heart failure?
3 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Geoff Lowreyanswered
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Maybe: There are several promising studies using stem cells for a variety of conditions. New, high tech treatments get a lot of coverage on the news, but we are still probably years away from seeing this in the cardiologists’ office.
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr commented
Family Medicine 35 years experience
there is a way to increase your own stem cell production through nutritional supplement by 70% and another new product I have recently found that reduce oxidative stress levels to the level of 20 year old may be very helpful as well for many diseases
Dec 17, 2011
A Verified Doctoranswered
45 years experience
Not yet: Research is being done with many organs trying to restore normal function and repair damged organs by introducing stem cells that eventually will replace injured cells. This work is very preliminary and only being done in animals so far. It may be a while before human trials are done and the safety of this approach established.
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Dr. Robert Alexanderanswered
Plastic Surgery 29 years experience
Possibly: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Now in advanced human clinical trials, suggests improvement in function of heart.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Carlo Hatem commented
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Not available, not proven, yet promising. Cure is a tall order.
Aug 6, 2012
A 32-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, could stem cells cure congestive heart failure?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Thomasanswered
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Maybe: Stem cells are providing some exciting new hope in treating heart failure as well as other medical conditions. Their use is still highly experimental and much research needs to be done before this procedure is ready for prime time. Time will tell.
4.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
New York, NY
A 41-year-old male asked:
Interested in information on stem cell treatment for congestive heart failure?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Justin Alveyanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Be careful: This is an experimental treatment that is showing a lot of future promise. The overall efficacy and side effects are still being evaluated That being said there are a LOT of quacks out there selling this as a treatment to hopeless patients for a huge amount of money. Don't blow your life savings on one of these overseas clinics, it will be a waste of time/money and dangerous.
2.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
Can congestive heart failure be cured with today's medicine?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisbergeranswered
53 years experience
CHF: We have much more effective CHF therapy than in the 70's. On the other hand we don't really cure congestive heart failure unless a curable cause is present and that is most often not the case. Having said that people with CHF do much better now than they did 20years ago and we continue to improve.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
What are possible cures of congestive heart failure?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzeranswered
Cardiology 57 years experience
Many treatments: It would probably be more corrrect to talk about things which control the congestive heart failure. There are many medications which control but really do not cure it. Sometimes cardiomyopathies resolve and no longer require medicine so that would be considered a cure, i think. If the heart failure is because of a valve problem which is corrected you might "cure" the heart failure(fix valve).
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