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In CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on March 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Elizabeth Taylor dies of congestive heart failure!!

A devastating loss to American and World culture, film and screen and one of the most cherished and greatest characters of our time.  What strikes me as particularly troubling is that perhaps it could have been avoided.  Elizabeth Taylor suffered from congestive heart failure since 2004.  Congestive heart failure has been treated successfully outside the USA since 2004…and I’ll bet she and her loved ones (all multiple millions of them)  had no idea that there were other options out there. Adult stem cell treatments can lower a congestive heart failure patient from stage 3 or 4 to stage 1 or 2, can double Ejection Fractions and can do so in about 70% of patients.  A tragic loss. -dg

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, seen here in 1953, has died in a Los Angeles hospital following a lengthy illness

Acting legend Elizabeth Taylor dies of congestive heart failure in hospital

  • Actress passed away from congestive heart failure after suffering from the condition since 2004

Elizabeth Taylor dies of heart failure in hospital aged 79 | Mail Online.

Her last show: Elizabeth was snapped celebrating her 79th birthday a month early in January before she was admitted to hospital a few days after

Her last show: Elizabeth was snapped celebrating her 79th birthday a month early in January before she was admitted to hospital a few days after

Man Receives His Own Stem Cells as a Treatment for Heart Failure

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm


This story is HUGE.  No, not because a guy got better from stem cells…that’s been goi ng on commercially for half a decade around the world and was proven safe and effective in testing and studies on humans for over a decade.  What’s amazing about this story is that:

a human patient received ADULT stem cells in the US and the story was reported by a major US science publication in a positive light.

To explain;

  • for years the US news sources were unable or incapable or ordered not to publish any positive stories about ADULT stem cells.
  • There were falsely reported positive hyped stories about embryonic stem cell success everywhere…
  • There were positive stories about induced pluripotent stem cells…
  • then there were negative stories about induced pluripootent stem cells…
  • and when the negative induced pluripotent stem cell stories came out, someone decided to rename THOSE stem cells ADULT so as to confuse everyone and cast a negative light on ADULT stem cells…
  • and there were positive ADULT stem cell stories because you just can’t hold back the tide of positive stories from around the world – but these stories never ever had the word ADULT  associated with positive results so the reader had to assume the story was about embryonic…
  • but there were NEVER positive ADULT stem cell stories where the reporter called them ADULT stem cells.
  • This may in fact be the first!

WELL DONE! Keep up the good work!

Now maybe the US can start to catch up on using ADULT stem cells for treatment…seeing as how the EXACT content of this story has already been repeated around the world for almost a decade now. -dg

Man Receives His Own Stem Cells as a Treatment for Heart Failure

By Mandy Kendrick – Jul 27, 2009 03:45 PM

The first person to receive a new cardiac stem cell treatment in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration clinical trial is doing well, it was announced last week.

On Friday, doctors at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, in collaboration with the nearby Jewish Hospital, issued a press release stating that one week after treatment, Mike Jones’s heart was getting stronger.

Jones, whose heart tissue is permanently scarred and weakened by two previous heart attacks, suffers from congestive heart failure, a condition affecting about five million Americans each year, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Currently, two treatment options predominate for patients with heart failure, said Mark Slaughter, a cardiovascular surgeon who aided in the trial. A person can receive a heart transplant or a mechanically assisted heart device.

The new approach, using a patient’s adult stem cells to regenerate healthy heart tissue, is currently in phase I clinical trials to test for safety. The procedure consists of removing healthy heart tissue from the patient, purifying the stem cells from the material, and allowing the stem cell population to grow. Once ready, the stem cells are reintroduced into the scarred region of the heart using a minimally invasive technique.

Since the re-injection of his own stem cells on July 17, Jones’s heart has increased its ability to pump blood by about 5 percent. Jones commented in the University of Louisville School of Medicine press release that he felt so good he might “even start jogging again.”

The doctors will continue monitoring Jones every few months for the next two years to measure his recovery. There are currently 13 more patients going through the phase I trial, and the researchers hope to eventually test a total of 20 patients.

Last month, a group at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles made news with a similar technique that was undergoing clinical trials.  Instead of using purified stem cells, the group is using a mixture of cells, including stem cells, to regenerate heart tissue. Ken Miles, the first patient to receive the treatment, told CBS’s The Early Show that he “feels great.”

How People No Longer Have To Die From Heart Failure

In ALL ARTICLES, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on July 28, 2009 at 8:41 pm



Adult Stem Cells Healed My Heart –
My Story of Tragedy and Ultimate Victory over My Condition
JULY 27, 2009

When I was 27 years old I was a bodybuilder, 200lbs of solid muscle I worked out at the gym 6 days a week every day after work. Then the first of a series of medical problems happened, I completely destroyed one of my lumbar discs l5-s1. Three years later I also destroyed the disc above it l4-l5 and suffered from severe nerve damage to my legs. The nerves did eventually grow back but I suffered from excruciating leg cramping and spasms in my feet and calves for the next four years. It was hell to even sit down for my job, needless to say I stopped exercising and due to a very poor diet and 8 cans of mountain dew a day my weight jumped up to 280lbs. I started smoking because for a few minutes the spasms quite and gave me a little peace, this allowed me to work an extra 10 hours a week and I became hooked.

Four years later at age 34 after spending two years working 80 hour weeks at a very stressful job I was working the Chrysler plant in belvidere ill. I woke up in the middle of a heart attack, not knowing what it was I walked around my hotel room for the next 45 minutes until I realized the pain wasn’t going away.

The paramedics took me to the hospital and I was sent to surgery, when I woke up the doctor informed me that I had a widowmaker – 100 blocked LAD and they had determined that 50% of my left ventricle was not moving any more. They told me that more often than not people usually don’t make it very long after one of these.

During rehab I worked very hard, finally being able to jog slowly up to two miles, but I could never get beyond that and that combined with going back to my job left me a shell of a man. Crashing from exhaustion on the couch every night and spending my weekends in bed trying make it through the next week of work. During this time my leg pain did go away, and with a good diet I dropped 90 lbs over the next 6 months.

Then the other shoe dropped, a CT was done on my chest and it was discovered that I had not only a pulmonary embolism, but I also had a giant branchial carciniod tumor that completely filled up the cavity occupied but my right middle lung. During my stay for those issues a team of cardios also looked after me. they told me at best I had maybe 5 years left if I was lucky and the very good transplant surgeon that would crack the right side of my chest gave the same chances of making threw the lobectomy as an 80 year old man.

Well I ended up being so stable during the surgery he worked an extra 2 hours on me and I recovered. I did have a bought with pneumonia also but I survived that as well.

1 ½ after my heart attack I went to Thailand for my stem cell therapy.

Before I left I had a metabolic stress test done using the advance haskell protocol. I scored 8 mets with a vo2 of 28.

40% of my left ventricle was totally dead – mri mapping

Three days after my stem cell implantation I started walking through Bangkok again, my breathing had improved, my stamina was up, and for some reason I was really hungry all the time.

Before the treatment after walking it would take half and hour in air conditioning to stop sweating and my hr would be 110 to 120 for quite while cooling down.

In three days when I tried again my hr was 85 and I would stop sweating in 5 minutes. A week and a half later I had an echo done before I left and the bottom of my heart was very weakly beating again. This really gave me hope.

Two months later I did another metabolic stress test using the standard Bruce protocol and I scored 10.1 mets with a vo2 of 32. A 20% and 12.5% increase the doctor that had done my last one blurted out “absolutely stunning!” this put me in the 95th percentile for men my age of 37 years old, in other words out of a 100men my age 50 of them could not match my performance. If I lost 50 lbs then I would be way over the average.

Now 18 months later only a very small part of the bottom of my heart isn’t beating normally and I can do nearly everything I want to now. The only thing I have not done is hard sports because I still have a fear of maxing out my heart rate – old fears die hard.

All of my body chemical stats are now in normal range, I have maintained a cholesterol of 144 total without using any statins – I quite those several months ago.

The last three weeks of july I have worked over 90+ hours and I don’t feel especially tired

My last bike ride on a recumbent bike I rode 33.5 miles in 2 hours 20 minutes.

I can walk 5 miles on a whim, and not have to relax afterwards

I did a six minute walk test and I did 804 meters in 5 minutes which is on video

The next video I make I will attempt to do 1100 to 1300 meters in 6 minutes. – what else can I say.

Adult stem cells work. No placebo effect can change the physiological effects of heart failure that are easy to see and impossible to mask.

James Eilert

This is one reason this cause is so important. A class III heart patient could never lift half their body weight even once without some form of easily identifiable symptoms. They would be short of breathe, gasping, not able to talk normally, and sweating profusely, lastly they would have to sit down and wait for their heart to catch back up. As you can see I lift eight 135lb batteries with no symptoms what so ever 1 1/2 years after my adult stem cell therapy.

Adult Stem Cells Help Congestive Heart Failure Patient

In ALL ARTICLES, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on June 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

Another congestive heart failure stem cell victory!

Author: Don Margolis | Source: The Repair Stem Cell Institute

Adult Stem Cells Help Congestive Heart Failure Patient

STEM CELL RESEARCH HEALS HEART MUSCLE AFTER HEART ATTACK Another congestive heart failure patient has been helped by stem cell research using adult stem cells. Terry Areford, 62, a multiple heart attack victim has been given a 2nd chance at life after receiving Vescell stem cell treatment to heal his heart muscle in Thailand.


Another congestive heart failure patient has been helped by stem cell research using adult stem cells. Terry Areford, 62, a multiple heart attack victim has been given a 2nd chance at life after receiving Vescell stem cell treatment to heal his heart muscle in Thailand.


Terry was dying. He was slowing down. He had the usual symptoms of congestive heart failure. He had shortness of breath. He could barely walk 50 feet slowly. However, Terry still had hope. His daughter came across the Vescell website and contacted them.


For those of you unfamiliar with Vescell stem cell therapy in Thailand, it is a process created by a company called Theravitae in which adult stem cells are removed from the patient’s blood (similar to a blood donation) and then multiplied into a therapeutic dose and then implanted into the patient’s heart muscle and/or coronary arteries.

But back to Terry’s stem cell story-


* Ejection Fraction 10%

* Could barely walk

* Severe shortness of breath


* Ejection Fraction at 45%

* Plays 3 rounds of golf per week

* No shortness of breath- outside chopping firewood

3 full 18 hole rounds of golf per week? No kidding Terry? I am very happy for you. Like many of the Vescell heart patients recently, Terry has become an adult stem cell advocate and wants other congestive heart failure patients to know that there is still hope out there.

You are welcome to call or email Terry at 304-594-9377 or his email is bkareford@msn.com


This is the third stem cell research success story to come out of Thailand in the last month. via Catholic.net – Adult Stem Cells Help Congestive Heart Failure Patient.

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