StrokeStroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is caused by a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. Stroke affects millions of Americans every year. The result is an 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 cells to help promote healing after ischemic brain injury.

Cells And Stroke Recovery

Large numbers of active cells are needed to implement the regrowth of nerve tissue. The patient’s 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 been known to activate cells around the suffering brain tissue to catalyze rapid healing and to improve brain function. This treatment has proven to improve the bending and straightening of the joints as well as adding more agility in the fingers. Muscle strength and control of limbs also improved.

The Center for Regenerative Cell Medicine has developed a specific treatment protocol that attempts to utilize the anti-inflammatory and potential regenerative properties of fat cells. This treatment is expected to focus on damaged areas of the central nervous system. Special measures are taken to optimize transport of these cells across the blood-brain barrier to improve central nervous system uptake. This is all done as an outpatient and the entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately three hours.