Critical limb ischemia is when a patient experiences particular symptoms due to arterial occlusive disease, which is the obstruction of large arteries in the body. The condition is characterized by ulcers, gangrene and pain in one or both legs. It is chronic, therefore lasts a long time. About 500 to 1000 million people suffer with critical limb ischemia every year. Old age, smoking and diabetes increase the risk of this condition. 10% to 40% of critical limb ischemia patients need to have a limb amputated.
Critical limb ischemia does not just affect the limbs as patients who have had it have an increased risk of future myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke and vascular death. Critical limb ischemia has a severely negative impact on quality of life and as the prognosis is usually not very positive Angeles hospital strives to improve the health and lifestyles of all patients with the condition.
New Stem Cell Application Offers Hope for Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia
Undifferentiated adult stem cells are mutable and can morph into the cells of countless organs and structures within our bodies. Found in many therapies, they restore damaged fibers and revitalize sub-standard cells through cell division, a process in which they multiply indefinitely at a rapid speed. Stem cell science has seen remarkable progress in recent years with many new advancements and discoveries being made.
Angeles Hospital’s Unique Stem Cell Application
Angeles Health initiated the Adult Autologous Stem Cell (A-ASC) Therapy program to manage a variety of syndromes, including critical limb ischemia. Like many other conditions critical limb ischemia is treated using autologous adult stem cells. These are extracted from the patient themselves. There is a very slim chance of a patient’s body rejecting the stem cells for this reason.
Angeles hospital employs stem cells that are from the patient’s bone marrow and adipose tissue, or fat. As adipose tissue extraction is more beneficial than bone marrow extraction, due to the tissue producing up to ten times more stem cells, it is much more widely used. Bone marrow extraction is also a more difficult endeavor in general.
The groundbreaking and therapeutic endovascular placement of adipose-derived adult autologous stem cells that is the key to Stem Cell Application treatment at Hospital Angeles enables organs and structures to be targeted directly.
The specialized non-invasive catheterization procedure poses no challenge to the patient. Stem cells can be distributed all around the body, there is no need for an anesthetic and the therapy is completed in less than an hour.
Angeles Health International is a Center of Excellence and offers critical limb ischemia patients the most innovative therapies that are of the highest quality. Collaborative medical practitioners work hard to promote and define best practice. Together they study, measure outcomes and establish treatment protocols. The Center of Excellence operates with licensed doctors who adhere to formally appointed bodies of expertise at all times. The highest standards of treatment and investigative research are thus provided.
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