Results in a number of clinical trials using mesenchymal cells Mesenchymal stem cells are rare cells mainly found in the bone marrow or in adipose (fat) tissue that can give rise to a large number of tissue types such as bone, cartilage (the lining of joints), fat tissue and connective tissue (tissue that is in between organs and structures in the body). have demonstrated important improvements in quality of life. Patients receiving adult stems cells for heart disease experienced benefits including:
The Okyanos treatment protocol is based upon the PRECISE trial, which demonstrated statistically significant improvements in:
There were no liposuction or ADRCAdipose derived stem and regenerative cells injection-related MACCE (Major Adverse Cardiac and Cerebrovascular events) at either 6 or 18 months.
The PRECISE trial using stem cells for heart disease treatment was a multi-center, double-blinded placebo control study for end-stage patients with coronary artery diseaseHeart disease caused by plaque having built up in the arteries..
Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cells Improve Cardiac Functional Capacity at 18 Months in Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease Patients; Statistically Significant Improvement in MVO2 Reported at American Heart Association (2010, November 15) in Marketwire. Retrieved March 9, 2012, from http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/Adipose-Derived-Regenerative-Cells-Improve-Cardiac-Functional-Capacity-18-Months-Chronic-NASDAQ-CYTX-1353581.htm.