US Heart Failure Patient ‘Back to Normal’ After Stem Cell Treatment in Germany

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After suffering three heart attacks prior to being diagnosed with heart failure in 1994, Aaron Wood of Waurika, Oklahoma, says that he can finally live a normal life after his successful stem cell treatment at the XCell-Center in Dusseldorf, Germany.

After suffering three heart attacks prior to being diagnosed with heart failure in 1994, Aaron Wood of Waurika, Oklahoma, says that he can finally live a normal life after his successful stem cell treatment at the XCell-Center in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Mr. Wood suffered heart attacks in 1988, 1990 and 1992. In 1994, he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. “Our ranch was claimed in 1904 and I was raised in a family of ranchers, but my active life as a rancher was over after the first heart attack. It seems a family tradition: 16 Woods passed away from heart-damage and I was living in constant fear of dying. Nine angiograms were performed and stents were placed. During these years I turned down two possible heart transplants because I did not want to live with the immune suppressive medications for the rest of my life,” explained Mr. Wood.

By early 2009, with his heart now operating at just 19% of its capacity, he decided to undergo stem cell therapy at the XCell-Center in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mr. Wood was treated in May 2009.

The treatment begins by collecting a small amount bone marrow from the patient’s hip bone using a thin needle under local anesthesia. The stem cells are then separated from the bone marrow at the XCell-Center’s EU certified cGMP laboratory (current good manufacturing process). Before the cells leave the lab, they are counted and their vitality is confirmed. The last step of the treatment is the minimally invasive implantation procedure, which consists of inserting a cardiac catheter into the patient’s right femoral artery and then guiding it to the heart where the stem cells are released into the coronary arteries.

“I no longer have any angina pain or shortness of breath; no symptoms whatsoever. I am walking 3 miles per day and lifting heavy weights again. I consider this a complete reversal. I saw my cardiologist 2 weeks ago for more testing and he is still shaking his head!” exclaimed Mr. Wood 5 months after his treatment.
The cost of the XCell-Center heart treatment is 11,500 Euros. Patients suffering from ischemic or non-ischemic cardiomyopathy who have a diminished left ventricular function may qualify for this life-changing treatment.

Bone marrow stem cells have been used to treat thousands of heart patients around the world. Autologous adult bone marrow treatments are the focus of dozens of promising clinical trials in the United States, Europe, Japan and South America.

About the XCell-Center
The XCell-Center operates treatment centers in Cologne and Dusseldorf, Germany. It is the first privately-owned clinic in Europe to specialize in regenerative medicine using autologous bone marrow stem cell therapy and operates in accordance with German law and European guidelines. Its specialized medical team of German physicians includes specialists in: neurosurgery, orthopedics, cardiology, radiology, anesthesiology and pharmacology.

The XCell-Center also treats Diabetes and its complications (Erectile Dysfunction and Peripheral Artery Disease), Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spinal Cord Injuries, Orthopedic diseases, Heart Disease and degenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and several eye diseases.

For more information on Stem Cell Therapy:

XCell-Center Website: http://www.xcell-center.com
XCell-Center GmbH
at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Am Heerdter Krankenhaus 2
40549 Dusseldorf, Germamy

Phone: 1-866-680-8202 (USA Toll-Free) (+49) 0221-802-5095 (Germany)

Fax:        1-713-583-9322 (USA)    (+49) 0221-2921-2550 (Germany)

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