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Friday, August 8, 2008

Health: Adult Stem Cell & Cardiomyopathy

Whilst we try to seek and maintain "financial health" through prudent investing and trading in Bursa Malaysia, we shouldn't ignore our physical health too.

A favorite health website which was recently recommended to me is Life Extension website - http://www.lef.org. There is a wealth of free health information there, that after spending hours and hours reading through various news and other materials, I am still constantly learning new things. I think anyone with great interest in health will find this website very interesting.

Anyway, to share with you just one article from that website - http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=7100&Section=AGING. The title is "Authority on Adult Stem Cell Therapy Astounds Over 200 Physicians at Anti-Aging Conference in Nation's Capital". It seems that medical technology has improved so much, that what was previous science fiction to me decades ago now appears to be reality.

As usual, I'll reproduce the entire article with my usual highlighting ... Happy Reading and Have a Good Weekend!


Authority on Adult Stem Cell Therapy Astounds Over 200 Physicians at Anti-Aging Conference in Nation's Capital

Market Wire


WASHINGTON, DC, Jul 19, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Speaking at the 16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies at the Gaylord National Resort in Washington, DC, on Friday, July 18, Florida-based cardiologist Dr. Zannos Grekos astounded over 200 physicians with a presentation on the impressive regenerative behavior of pre-engineered adult stem cells injected into patients with cardiomyopathy.

The presentation by the lead cardiologist of Regenocyte(TM) Therapeutic (www.regenocyte.com) included a report on the company's post-stem cell treatment results citing an average increase of 21 percent in cardiac ejection rates as well as measurable improvements in a patient's congestive heart failure class status.

"We're able to bring a patient from a Class IV status to a Class II status in less than 180 days," said Grekos commenting on the success rate of Regenocyte patients receiving adult stem cell therapy to repair damage to heart muscle and arteries caused by atherosclerosis, a disease that causes heart muscle disorders and infarction due to plaque formation in the cardiac arteries in over 500,000 Americans.

According to the Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Classification System by the New York Heart Association, patients suffering from CHF are categorized into four classes based on the disease's degree of severity. Patients in the lowest classification, Class IV, experience increased pulmonary edema, severe shortness of breath, and can be dependent on an implanted defibrillator and/or continuous infusion of Milrinone, a cardiac drug that improves blood flow by chemically increasing a patient's ejection fraction or ventricular blood pumping rate.

(Seng comment: In short, Class IV is pretty severe case)

"I've seen patients go from an ejection fraction of 28 percent to 49 percent in six months with the stem cell therapy," he told the captive audience. (An ejection fraction of 50 is normal.)

(Seng comment: WOW! From worst case, to nearly normal case!)

"Injecting a patient's own stem cells into damaged tissue is replacing damaged cells with normal functioning cells. At this point, the patient can discontinue Milrinone infusions and potentially the need of an implanted defibrillator."

Immediately following the presentation, over two-dozen physicians insisting on discovering more about his work approached Grekos in the hallway outside the auditorium. The group was particularly fascinated with the center's research proving that adult stem cells have the ability to engraft themselves into areas damaged by myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and turn into new heart cells and new blood vessels.

Dr. Grekos responded to the forum by stating, "Three months after treatment, cardiac nuclear scans of the areas treated reveal reversal of damage. In some cases, it's virtually impossible to identify the problems that existed before therapy. We have shown such improvement in some patients that they were taken off the heart transplant list."

(Seng comment: WOW!)

In adult stem cell therapy, a patient's stem cells are extracted through a simple blood draw at the Regenocyte Clinical Center in Florida. The sample is sent to a biotechnology laboratory in Israel where the cells are cultivated and pre-engineered into millions of cardiac regenocytes (living heart repair cells). The patient receives injections of the new cells one week later at one of the clinic's internationally licensed treatment centers. Over the next few months, the cells stimulate tissue re-growth and create greater blood flow to the affected areas. Unlike surgically implanted devices, medications, or organ replacement surgery, using a patient's own stem cells to rebuild damaged heart muscles means there is no possibility of rejection or tumorgenicity (cancer causing).

(Seng Comment: WOW! Does this sound like science fiction to you? If you asked your physician this question 20-30 years ago, your physician may have probably told you that it's pure science fiction rubbish. Well, this is now reality!)

Dr. Grekos and his colleagues in the world medical field are currently employing adult stem cell therapy and coordinating its application for thousands of American patients who have exhausted all other traditional therapy options. His presentation at the 16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies conference supports efforts by a global community of doctors that are striving to incorporate adult stem cell therapy into mainstream medicine.

(Seng comment: Not yet mainstream medicine? Let's hope it will be one day soon.)

Dr. Zannos Grekos will be hosting several public seminars in Naples, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina in August 2008. He will also be a featured lecturer at another World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies conference in Las Vegas on December 11-14, 2008.

Regenocyte(TM) Therapeutic is an international corporation located in Bonita Springs, Florida. Dedicated to leading the world in providing Adult Stem Cell therapies, Regenocyte(TM) Therapeutic utilizes the most effective and safest technologies and medical procedures in order to prolong and improve the lives of its patients. A video of Dr. Grekos' presentation at the 16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies will be available for viewing on the company's website by August 1st. Additional information on adult stem cell therapy as well as patient video testimonials, and seminar reservation requests can be found at www.regenocyte.com.

SOURCE: Regenocyte(TM) Therapeutic


The Madviruz said...


Let me lingamnise it....

It smells like a scam.
It sounds like a scam.
It feels like a scam.

Ah! It is a scam.

The report was not reported in the worldhealthnet, the sponsor of the 16th world congress on anti aging medicine to be held in 11th -14th December in Las Vegas.

Seng said...


The official website for the 16th World Congress apparently is this - http://www.anti-agingevents.com/orlando/.

If you click on this, unfortunately, the website doesn't give a list of who are the speakers, nor a written report of ANY of the speeches.

Also, if you google the phrase "16th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies", Google returns many entries which you can verify for yourself that it exist and is not a "scam".

However, one of the results from Google is this - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_pwwi/is_200807/ai_n27937111

It is the news reported by Market Wire, which is taken from Life Extension. So, it looks genuine to me.

Maybe you can explain further why you think it is a "scam".


The Madviruz said...


Thus far there is no truth in claims of the treatment from the experts I have chatted with. This is an non FDA (American Federal Drug Agency) approved treament centre with dubious and anecdoctal claims.

Googling is simply searching the web with the key words. The contents need not be real or truthful. Sites can be mirrorred easily with software and contents modified in the mirror sites to suit one's purpose that being the basis of phishing.

This is the real site of an event that they reported took place in July:


This is the sponsor and their medical news:


The news media will just report without authenticating. Its the norm as what we witness every year during April 1st. That was the reason Moolah was very upset about 'unsubstantialted claims' in the news media to mislead the public and for a vested party to benefit from.

We have no double blind studies thus far in the medical literature to substantiate the claims - not in the world leading medical journals NEJM, BMJ etc. The daily medical updates has not even reported this.

It is a claim that one very much liked to believe. Unfortunately it is too good to be true with current medical technology.