Stroke, also known as cerebro-vascular accident, is caused by a disturbance in blood supply to the brain. Stroke affects millions of Americans every year. The result is ischemic brain injury which means that part of the brain has suffered from lack of oxygen and this has resulted in vital tissue destruction. Symptoms vary depending on the anatomic location of the event and extent and duration of the tissue loss. After acute management, long term healing must occur which requires management of swelling and neovascularization of damaged tissue. Researchers particularly in Europe have been actively studying the use of mesenchymal stem cells to help promote healing after ischemic brain injury.
Stem Cells And Stroke Recovery
Large numbers of active stem cells are needed to implement the re-growth of nerve tissue. The patient’s stem cells are harvested from abdominal fat and given back in less than 2 hours time. The cells migrate to the brain and implement growth.
The procedure is simple and proven to activate cells around the suffering brain tissue to catalyze rapid healing and to improve brain function. Stem cell treatment has proven to improve bending and straightening of the joints and adding more agility in fingers. Muscle strength and control of limbs also improved.
Regenerative Cell Medicine has developed a specific SVF deployment protocol that attempts to utilize the anti-inflammatory and potential regenerative properties of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). SVF is systemically deployed and is expected to focus on damaged areas of the central nervous system. Special measures are taken to optimize transport of the SVF across the blood-brain barrier to improve central nervous system uptake. This is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately three hours.