EF (ejection fraction) and stem cell therapy

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/17/2012 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
My EF is falling of the chart.  My history is; MI in 2000, EF reduced to 55%.
In 2010 I had a fainting incident and testing revealed my EF had lowered to 35%.  An ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrilator) was installed and additional drugs prescribed.  Carveldilol (sp?).  In April this year an echocardiogram revealed my EF is now 21%.
Does anyone know if the new stem cell therapy for cardiovascular renewal is available anywhere?  And if so does it work?

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   Posted 7/21/2012 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry it has taken me this long to respond and I do understand your fears and concerns.
The information I found states clinical trials are being done at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Here is information for you if you want to contact them as they may have the information you are seeking.
Cardiology Research

Phone: (310) 423 – 3300

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. 


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   Posted 7/24/2012 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
  Roy. I understand how you feel.When I was in treatment for breast cancer in 2006,my EF fell to 28%.I was too weak to walk to the mailbox.Dr stopped treatments and sent me to the cardiologest.I was put on Coreg also and was told I have to take it for life.It took 2 years  but my  EF rose up to 58%.I don't know about the stem cell,just wanted to give you hope.I wish you the best.

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   Posted 7/26/2012 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt and bcsurvivor,
Thank-you both, very much.
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