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In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on July 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Robot Assisted Stem Cell Therapy a First in Thailand


Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) November 9, 2005 – In a historic operation, surgeons at Bangkok Heart Hospital performed Thailand’s first robot-assisted cardiac stem cell implantation on October 27, 2005. Utilizing Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Surgical System and VesCell™ adult stem cell therapy for heart disease from TheraVitae Ltd., surgeons treated a no-option, ischemic cardiomyopathy patient from Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

Dr. Kitipan V. Arom and Sujit Banyatpiyaphod utilized the da Vinci system to make the initial pericardial incision. They then implanted the stem cells directly into the patient’s heart using the minimally invasive stem cell injection technique pioneered by Dr. Amit Patel, Director of Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies at The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Dr. Arom, who is the Chief Cardiac Surgeon at Bangkok Heart Hospital.



Robotically assisted surgery requires only three small holes be made between the ribs. Through these holes, two robotic arms and a videoscope gain access to the heart, making surgery possible without opening the chest.

“We are proud to be associated with hospitals like Bangkok Heart Hospital,” said TheraVitae’s Founder, Don Margolis. “They are merging the latest medical technology and surgical techniques to improve the lives of seriously ill heart patients who cannot be treated by conventional means and would otherwise have no hope,” he added.


About VesCell™
VesCell™ uses a patient’s own adult stem cells to treat Heart Disease and is a viable alternative for patients who either cannot undergo or choose not to undergo the standard treatment such as Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).

VesCell™ uses adult stem cells harvested from approximately ½ pint of the patients own blood to treat several heart conditions. Once harvested, the cells are differentiated and expanded in vitro at TheraVitae’s Labs in Israel. They are ready for implantation in about one week.

VesCell Web Site – http://www.vescell.com
Stem Cell Therapy Blog – http://www.stem-cell-therapy.vescell.com

About TheraVitae
TheraVitae is a private, multinational company focused on using stem cells from the patient’s own blood in order to treat a variety of disorders, especially cardiovascular diseases. The company has developed a proprietary stem cell technology called VesCell™ that is currently being used by hospitals in Thailand to treat patients with heart disease. TheraVitae is based in Bangkok, Thailand, Kiryat Weizmann, Israel, and Hong Kong.

TheraVitae Corporate Web Site – http://www.theravitae.com

About Bangkok Heart Hospital
Bangkok Heart Hospital (BHH) – the first private heart hospital in Thailand – is a leading institution in the treatment of cardiac-related disease using adult stem cells. The hospital is currently using TheraVitae’s VesCell™ adult stem cell product to treat cardiomyopathy in no-option heart patients. Additionally, BHH has initiated a clinical trial using VesCell™ in conjunction with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG) to treat congestive heart failure.

BHH is comprised of experienced adult & pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, cardiac rehabilitation physicians and radiologists who have trained and worked overseas in countries such as the United States, Australia and Japan. Their well-trained and experienced nurses, technicians and paramedical personnel provide 24-hour care for all cardiac conditions.

Bangkok Heart Hospital Web Site – http://www.bangkokheart.com

Author Information:
Jay D. Lenner Jr.
TheraVitae Ltd.

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Cardiomyopathy Patient Can Do Triathlon After Adult Stem Cells

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

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Eighteen months in the life of Jason Ludwick has been dominated by what he could do. He was in and out of hospital and living with a cocktail of expensive drugs to try to keep your heart failing operation. Then, like hundreds of others went to Thailand for adult stem cell therapy for real help heart disease.

Jason Ludwick aged 34 from West Bloomfield, Michigan, counts himself a lucky man. Born with an atrial septal defect, when I was 15 had a pacemaker, 21, was diagnosed as having cardiomyopathy and 25 had a defibrillator in place and an ejection fraction only 8-10 percent. Heart failure dominated and restricted his life until he received adult stem cell therapy. Now he says that with the training I could do a triathlon.

While his teammates ran and played sports, Jason’s life has been dominated by his illness and his heart does not guarantee which does not run and do not practice any contact sport. I was in and out of hospital and living in a cocktail of expensive drugs. Bled your kidneys, your inflammation the liver, which suffered from asthma and had trouble getting rid of a common cold. Still, Jason has tried to live as normally as possible, though her heart was failing constantly.

His mother called for help after being removed from a heart transplant list. It was then left alone with drugs, I had some unpleasant side effects, and always felt tired and depressed, as he paced back and forth to specialists with their medication reviewed. And then his mother know about therapy with adult stem cells.

Barely a month after gene therapy for adult cells, Jason knows that his life would change, “My heart was beating better, more rhythmic, and I had more energy,” he said. “After six months, I got up and flying, feeling 100 percent different. I could mow the lawn, walking, bicycling with my kids, lift weights – do whatever I wanted, “he said.” I’m always on the road with our fifth child on the road and still working as full-time mother. ”

Jason has always enjoyed a tremendous level of support from family and friends, but is very happy to spend time advising other cardiomyopathy people the power of positive thinking. “We always try to be positive,” he advises. ” There is hope. Watch your diet and get the word adult stem cell therapy is interesting to do. This is nothing like what you might think. ”

Hundreds of people suffering from terminal to terminal failure of the heart, cardiomyopathy or coronary disease, who were impressed by the result of adult stem cells and clinical outcome. Those who said they are without any treatment option now have the option of staying home to await death or to join more than 75 percent which has a life characterized by greater energy and less symptoms.

The adult stem cell therapy, which appears to be a lifeline to all Heart patients who are tired of being sick, or do not want their lives are characterized by restricted activity, low energy, pain, cost and brevity. The trend will continue to grow as people become more aware of that can not be harmed by a therapy that uses their own adult stem cells and that the procedures are simple, effective and performed in world class hospitals by skilled, heart specialists often prominent. Most encouraging clinical outcomes are compatible with the results of research and relationship with patients. If Jason gets the time to train and not a triathlon, the world just sit and take notes.


About the Author:

Jon Bradshaw writes constantly about the next to miraculous effects of adult stem cells. Theravitae’s Vescell adult stem cells the new frontier of regenerative medicine. They offer a return to a more active, longer and healthier life to patients who have heart disease or PAD. They are derived from the patient’s own blood so cannot be rejected by the body.

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New Heart, New Love, New Son Courtesy of Adult Stem Cells

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 8, 2010 at 3:50 pm
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New Heart, New Love, New Son Courtesy of Adult Stem Cells

Ten years ago a Surfers Paradise manss life was dominated by heart disease and time was running out. Now he has been granted a new wife and baby son better health total happiness.

Peter Irwin from Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia, has much to be thankful for. Ten years ago he was depressed, ill and deeply unhappy. He suffered from both Dilated Cardiomyopathy and some Ischemic Heart Disease that was slowly but surely killing him. Told there was nothing more that could be done for him and with no hope of living beyond another two years he started to seek for someone or something that could give him better odds.

An internet search unearthed that adult stem cells can offer hope and help. Peter failed to get on to a clinical trial in his own country because he was too ill to meet their entry criteria and so he went to Bangkok in October 2005 thinking he had nothing to lose.

Within four months of a simple procedure at a Bangkok Heart Hospital Peter was feeling much better and far more optimistic. His cardiologist had to agree that on clinical tests his heart was performing far more efficiently. His life since then has continued to improve. He still has some health issues but they no longer dominate his life. The greatest improvement has been that he can enjoy a far better quality of life and has high expectations of a very positive future.

Adult stem cell therapy helped his heart strengthen, revascularize and repair and he made other dietary and lifestyle changes that he thinks have also benefited him. If you are beyond hope of treatment because of heart disease, all is not lost, he said. Almost every day research is being published that shows just how many seriously ill heart patients can be returned to a life they thought they had lost.

To cap off all his gains Peter and his new wife have just recently brought into the world a new son. “Stem cells made me reconsider my life. I now have the love and care of a new partner and a son whom I love more than I thought it possible to love. It is indeed a miracle and I am so grateful”, Peter said.

Looking at the family photographs he sent at the time of his son’s birth Peter looks the picture of health and happiness. One would never know that such a short time ago he faced a brief, painful, anxious, hopeless and debilitating future.

Jon Bradshaw writes constantly about the next to miraculous effects of adult stem cells. Theravitae’s Vescell adult stem cells the new frontier of regenerative medicine. They offer a return to a more active, longer and healthier life to patients who have heart disease or PAD. They are derived from the patient’s own blood so cannot be rejected by the body.

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