In ALL ARTICLES, CATCH UP! on August 25, 2009 at 8:55 am

Alexandria man first to receive new stem cell heart treatment in U.S.

…The researchers took Clegg’s own stem cells and injected them directly into targeted places in his heart muscle to see if his condition could be slowed, stopped or perhaps reversed, Bruckner said. The procedure had been performed *a few times in Germany and other areas,

* “a few times???”       INCORRECT!

Adult stem cell implantation for cardiac disease has been performed HUNDREDS of times in Thailand since 2004, plus many, many times in many other countries around the world.

but the Food and Drug Administration had only recently allowed U.S. researchers to try the experimental methods on patients in the U.S.

“Injecting cells directly is kind of **a novel idea,” Bruckner said.

** “a novel idea???”     INCORRECT!

See https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/worlds-first-adult-cardiac-stem-cell-is-complete-horsepuckey/

Based on the European data, the FDA allowed the process to skip the first phase of research that would have required the treatment to be limited to one facility, Bruckner said. In a phase two study, multiple clinics across the country were able to participate using a field of about 40 patients.

Clegg was among the 75 percent of the field selected for the treatment while the other portion received traditional treatment as the control group, Bunge said.

In November 2008, the team removed 50 milliliters of bone marrow from Clegg’s hip, Bruckner said. They packaged it and sent it to Aastrom Biosciences Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich., for analysis and cultivation of the bone marrow’s best stem cells.

via Patient No. 1: Alexandria man first to receive new stem cell heart treatment in U.S. | thetowntalk.com | The Town Talk.

ADULT STEM CELLS HAVE BEEN USED TO TREAT CARDIAC DISEASES, INCLUDING CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE, FOR OVER 5 YEARS!!  The only reason Thomas is the first in the US is because US patients have had to leave the country for treatment for 5 years!

To read more about cardiac stem cell treatment history:

More cardiac stem cell success stories: http://donmargolis.com/blog/index.php?s=cardiac

CATCH UP! – 12 MORE Articles about so called “revolutionary” cardiac stem cell advances that are 4-6 years behind the times – https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/05/29/catch-up-12-articles-about-revolutionary-cardiac-advances-that-are-4-6-years-late/

There are also over 400,000 scholarly papers on the use of adult stem cells to treat heart disease, many studies and a number of clinical trials (in the US).

First, indeed!

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