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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Stem Cell Therapy (Definition)

Application of cellular therapy to replace or repair diseased or injured cells. The "stem cell" would have the capacity to "grow up" and result in new healthy tissue or organ. The most common application would be blood stem cells for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, or other blood cancers, but increasingly stem cells are being looked at to treat arthritic, ...Read more


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When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis ?

When does surgery have to be done for valvular aortic stenosis ?

Many factors: The most important factor is, are you symptomatic? If you have any symptoms, surgical intervention is recommended. 50% of patients who develop symptoms from as will not survive more than 2 years. Other parameters to look at are the mean gradient > 40 , velocity > 4 m/s, and aortic valve area <1 cm2. If any of these are met, you should consider surgery. ...Read more

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Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Please explain what it "mild valvular aortic stenosis with mild aortic regurgitation"?

Qualitative?: The aortic valve is the valve that connects the heart (left ventricle, a pumping chamber) with the aorta (the blood vessel that carries blood throughout the body. Aortic stenosis means that there is not free forward flow through the aortic valve, or in other words, there is obstruction. Aortic regurgitation means that there is back flow through the aortic valve from the aorta back to the heart. ...Read more

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Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Does having open heart surgery for valvular aortic stenosis make you live shorter?

Not Typically: This would not be an expected outcome; in fact, the expected outcome is that one would live a bit longer with the aortic stenosis being corrected. It is possible to have a shorter life expectancy is there is a complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with valvular aortic stenosis?

What are the symptoms associated with valvular aortic stenosis?

The symptoms ranges: From mild to severe. Aortic valve stenosis signs and symptoms typically develop when narrowing of the valve is severe and can include: chest pain (angina) or tightness, feeling faint or fainting with exertion, shortness of breath, especially with exertion, fatigue, especially during times of increased activity, heart palpitations sensations of a rapid, fluttering heartbeat, heart murmur. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

No problem: It means that there is probably some thickening of the valve or very early narrowing of the valve but not enough to actually block blood flow. ...Read more

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What is valvular aortic stenosis?

Narrowed heart valve: The aortic valve is between the left ventricle and the aorta. It ensures that blood flows from the heart to the body and not backwards. When the valve is malformed, it does not open fully and the ventricle must work harder to push blood to the body. The medical term for this condition is stenosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for valvular aortic stenosis?

Several: Echo-cardiogram comes to mind but some are doing cardiac mri's & even functional cardiac mri's. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Valvular aortic stenosis?

Aortic stenosis: Aortic stenosis is a narrowing of the aortic valve opening. Aortic stenosis restricts the blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and may also affect the pressure in the left atrium. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for valvular aortic stenosis?

Depends: Surgical if it's really bad & the patient can withstand the surgery. If the stenosis is not severe, medical management. ...Read more

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I have no meniscus and no cartilage in my left knee. Will stem cell therapy help me?

I have no meniscus and no cartilage in my left knee. Will stem cell therapy help me?

It's Possible: Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...Read more

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Which chromosome defect leads to maple syrup urine disease and can stem cell therapy help?

Which chromosome defect leads to maple syrup urine disease and can stem cell therapy help?

No single chromosome: Mutations in any of the genes that make the enzyme complex needed for normal breakdown of the Amino Acids leucine, isoleucine & valine can be involved. The bckdhb gene on chr. 6 has > 40 possible mutations, as does the bckdha gene on chr.19. The dbt gene on chr 1 has > 30 possible mutations. The dld gene on chr 7 has > 10 mutations that can cause a variant with Lactic Acid build-up. ...Read more

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Can stem cell therapy help armd?

Can stem cell therapy help armd?

Possibly: There are some new stem cell treatments that can help armd, and there are several centers that are performing studies. Bascom palmer eye institute in miami and wills eye hospital in philadelphia are two such centers. See http://www.Advancedcell.Com/. ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapy ever help kids with trisomy?

Will stem cell therapy ever help kids with trisomy?

No: With any trisomy every cell in the body has an extra chromosome in the nucleus.That extra chromosome interferes with the normal information that tells each metabolic function how to proceed. Those trisomy's that are compatible with a rather normal life have less interference shown than others, but stem cells would never cancel or remove the extra chromosome. ...Read more

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Is it possible to receive stem cell therapy under medicare to treat cancers?

Is it possible to receive stem cell therapy under medicare to treat cancers?

Usually...: As long as it is an approved treatment for the disease. There may be some restrictions, for example if you have multiple myeloma but your kidney function is impaired beyond a certain point you will be denied coverage by medicare. If kidney function was normal the same person would be approved. ...Read more

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Was curious as to where can you get stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis?

Was curious as to where can you get stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis?

Only in research: We are in the infancy of this approach, but a few medical centers are looking at this and if interested, contact a nearby medical school or the national institutes of health. ...Read more

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Is there any stem cell therapy that can help people with bronciectasis caused by TB ?

Is there any stem cell therapy that can help people with bronciectasis caused by TB  ?

No: It is a diseased dilated branchial tree unable to drain the secretions, stem cells will not reverse the process. ...Read more

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How soon can I swim after adipose stem cell therapy on my knee?

How soon can I swim after adipose stem cell therapy on my knee?

Stem Cell Therapy: I would start by having call you doc who did the procedure. Each doc/clinic will have their own guidelines. Typically most folks will wait about 2 weeks before they allow vigorous activity. ...Read more

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Aortic Stenosis (Definition)

The abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve. Progressive narrowing of the aortic valve means the heart must work harder to contract and "squeeze" the blood through a smaller and smaller outflow orifice. This will eventually cause symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, ...Read more


Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more