Heart Disease Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy

Heart Disease Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy

There are several conditions that may result in affecting the heart. Such conditions are termed as heart diseases, which also include blood vessel diseases such as congenital heart defects, heart rhythm problems, coronary artery disease and more.

Different Heart Disease Varieties

Heart diseases generally develop over a course of time. That is why many people experience such problems in the later stages of their lives. However, it does not mean that hear diseases can never appear at a young age. Take a look at some of the common types of heart diseases:

  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Silent Ischemia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Angina
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Arrhythmia

What are the Common Symptoms of Heart Diseases?

Heart disease symptoms in your blood vessels (atherosclerotic disease):

  • Discomfort in chest
  • Chest pressure
  • Chest tightness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • If the blood vessels in your arms or legs are narrowed, you will feel pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in those body parts
  • Pain in the throat, jaw, neck, upper abdomen or back

Heart Disease Symptoms caused due to Heart Arrhythmias or Abnormal Heartbeats

  • Racing heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting (syncope) or near fainting

If Heart Defects causes Heart disease the Symptoms will be:

  • Swelling in the legs, abdomen or areas around the eyes
  • Pale gray or blue skin color (cyanosis)
  • Easily getting short of breath during exercise or activity
  • In an infant, shortness of breath during feedings, leading to poor weight gain
  • Swelling in the hands, ankles or feet
  • Easily tiring during exercise or activity

Symptoms of Heart Disease due to Weak Heart Muscle (dilated cardiomyopathy)

  • Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet
  • Breathlessness with exertion or at rest
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting
  • Irregular heartbeats that feel rapid, pounding or fluttering

Heart Infection generated Heart Disease Symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever
  • Swelling in your legs or abdomen
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Dry or persistent cough
  • Changes in your heart rhythm
  • Skin rashes or unusual spots

Heart Disease Symptoms due to Valvular Heart Disease

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen feet or ankles
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Chest pain

What are the Major Heart Disease Causes:

  • Heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects)
  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Drug abuse
  • Excessive use of alcohol or caffeine
  • Stress
  • Some prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements and herbal remedies
  • Valvular heart disease

Heart Disease Treatment with Stem Cell Therapy

Lots of studies and research works are being conducted to establish stem cell therapy as an effective treatment alternative for heart diseases. Stem cells have the ability heal heart muscle by initiating cascading biological events and healing damaged areas.

Stem cells can replace innumerous cells of the body, which also includes heart tissue. The aim of stem cell treatment is to replace damaged cells, regenerate new ones and suppress the immune system’s macrophage response which engulf and digest the dying cells of the heart.

Both mature cells and embryonic stem cells that are manipulated back to a stem cell state can be harnessed for creating new heart cells. The only drawback is that the heart cells made with stem cells resemble the heart cells of an infant, rather than adult heart cells. To function in adult hearts, the new heart cells must mature and then be able to survive within the constantly beating environment of the heart.

If you are already suffering from a heart disease and want to know how stem cell therapy can help you, feel free to contact us and find out more.