Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and affects millions of Americans each year. Heart disease often kills but when a patient survives, disability and ongoing health problems are almost guaranteed. Why is heart disease such an important topic for the general public? The heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of oxygen-rich blood every day, circulating blood throughout your body. Without a properly functioning heart, your quality of life suffers and the possibility of death is greater.
Aspen Regenerative Cardiac Cell Therapy is a new life-changing therapy for patients suffering from symptoms related to heart disease. The treatment works by taking adult stem cells from the patient’s body fat and then infusing the stem cells via IV. Aspen Regenerative Medicine heart stem cell therapy is a regenerative therapy that helps to treat a variety of heart diseases including congestive heart failure, ischemia, and other related problems. These conditions bring about symptoms such as constant fatigue, shallow breathing, chest pains, and an inability to exercise or stay active.
WHY STEM CELLS?
Stem cells work in our bodies by finding damaged areas and then repairing the damage as well as healing it. Stem cells help our bodies every day to repair damage such as cuts and bruises. Aspen Regenerative Cardiac Cell Therapy seeks to take these adult stem cells found in the body and introduce them via IV infusion. The therapy works by taking a catheter connected to the heart and using the catheter to deliver the new stem cells.
The procedure itself is minimally invasive and can be performed as a one-day outpatient procedure. While the recovery does vary by patient, we typically see patients jump back into their old habits by the end of the week.
For more information on Aspen Regenerative Cardiac Cell Therapy, please contact us directly to speak with a Patient Liaison at 970-207-1332. We love helping our patients and would love to speak with you about the possibility of this new life-changing stem cell therapy treatment for heart disease.
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