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Is stem cell therapy effective in treating primary pulmonary hypertension?

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Has stem cell therapy been proven to be effective in treating or reversing primary pulmonary hypertension?
Posted Sat, 5 May 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Radhika 29 minutes later
Thanks for the query.

You have provided me with good information.

I understand you have been undergoing treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension since 2007 .You have also faced complications like heart failure during that time.

Regarding stem cell therapy for treating Primary Pulmonary Hypertension ,medical science has successfully reversed the disease process in pulmonary hypertension, a previously untreatable condition with a very grim prognosis.

It is possible now to replace the damaged blood vessels in the lung of Pulmonary Hypertension patients.Few patients have undergone this form of treatment.

Regenocyte Therapeutic based in XXXXXXX Florida with a Repair Stem Cell clinic in the Dominican Republic for cell implantation, specializes in stem cell therapy.

Hope I have answered your query.I will be available for follow up queries.

Wishing you good health.

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Follow-up: Is stem cell therapy effective in treating primary pulmonary hypertension? 1 hour later
Are there any negative side effects from stem cell therapy on a person who has primary pulmonary hypertension? Also, in general, are there any negative side effects with stem cell therapy?
Answered by Dr. Radhika 2 hours later
Thanks for the follow up.

There are numerous side effects associted with Stem cell therapies in general like:

1.Possiblity of infection due to low white blood cell count and lowered immunity.
2.Decreased hemoglobin levels resulting in Anemia.
3.Decreased platelet count resulting in Thrombocytopenia.
4.Graft failure when the newly tranplanted stem cell fails to grow.
5.Graft versus Host disease when the occurs when the body recognizes the transplanted stem cells as foreign substances and begins to attack and destroy these new stem cells

Also there will be other long term side effects like Cataract and infertility.

You have also asked about side effects following Stem cell therapy in Pulmonary Hypertension,the first therapy was done in 2008 and the patients who have undergone this are still under observation.
Since it is still in the beginning stages of research that is 3 yrs it is tough to give exact output regarding this.
Doctors do say improved results .

Hope I have answered your query.I will be available for follow up.

Wishing you good health.

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