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Adult Stem Cell Therapy Improves Severe Limb Ischemia

Lower limb ischemia is a condition where plaque build-up causes decreased circulation in the lower legs. Symptoms of the condition include intense pain and swelling. Researchers believe that the use of adult stem cell therapy in ischemia patients allows for the development of new mature and stable capillaries in patients affected by the severe condition. Gabriel Lasala, M.D. of TCA Cellular Therapy, presented preliminary results of an adult stem cell treatment for severe limb ischemia Sunday at the American College of Cardiology's first annual i2 Summit. "All patients experienced improvement in their walking tests, ankle brachial pressure index, oxygen pressure, angiography and quality of life," Lasala said. "These findings, coupled with increase of blood flow in collateral vessels suggest that the therapy is both safe and effective."

Lower limb ischemia is a condition where plaque build-up causes decreased circulation in the lower legs. Symptoms of the condition include intense pain and swelling. Researchers believe that the use of adult stem cell therapy in ischemia patients allows for the development of new mature and stable capillaries in patients affected by the severe condition. Gabriel Lasala, M.D. of TCA Cellular Therapy, presented preliminary results of an adult stem cell treatment for severe limb ischemia Sunday at the American College of Cardiology's first annual i2 Summit. "All patients experienced improvement in their walking tests, ankle brachial pressure index, oxygen pressure, angiography and quality of life," Lasala said. "These findings, coupled with increase of blood flow in collateral vessels suggest that the therapy is both safe and effective."

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