Scientists and doctors are using stem cells in a new groundbreaking treatment option to treat congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure is the most rapidly growing of a number of all the cardiovascular disorders that affects over 5 million people in the United States alone. Some statistics in the article:
- In the United States, congestive heart failure is the number one cause of hospitalization and death in persons over the age of 65.
- Last year, an estimated 785,000 people in the US had a heart attack and studies indicate more than half will have a recurrent attack.
- nearly one American dies every minute from a coronary event.
- The American Heart Association estimates the total cost of heart failure treatment in the U.S. at $22.5 BILLION dollars.
Not if, but a matter of when we see these new treatments from stem cell therapies across the medical community become common place, the amount of strain that can be lifted off healthcare costs will be TREMENDOUS. Stem cells offer the unique capability of potentially CURING these diseases, not just simply treating them as we have for so many decades.