Listen as Okyanos Heart Institute Chief Medical Officer and Interventional Cardiologist Howard Walpole, MD, MBA, FACC, FSCAI describes who is a candidate for cardiac stem cell therapy and how the procedure is performed.
Okyanos Heart Institute closely follows the research guidelines for the PRECISE and other trials that have demonstrated positive results from cardiac stem cell treatment. The adult stem cell treatment is performed on candidates who have been fully medically screened, and who have had interventions such as bypass surgery or stents and have heart damage.
Quality of life can start to be impacted when patients experience symptoms associated with heart disease even after interventions such as bypass surgery and/or stents and for whom additional interventions are not an option. These symptoms include:
(Note: Some patients who have damage from a heart attack may display no symptoms.)
We are committed to tracking and following our patients’ progress post-treatment, in collaboration with the patient’s physician. We provide medical records to the patient and the physician for follow up at home after receiving adult stem cell treatment.