Lo que las células madre pueden hacer hoy abre las puertas para aún más en el mañana...

La enfermedad cardíaca y el derrame cerebral ambos son tipos de enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV). Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) estiman que uno de cada tres adultos estadounidenses tiene uno o más tipos de enfermedades cardiovasculares. ¡Eso es 80 millones de personas!

La "enfermedad cardíaca" es un término paraguas general para muchos tipos de enfermedades del corazón. Ejemplos de enfermedades del corazón son: la enfermedad coronaria, insuficiencia cardiaca congestiva, cardiopatía hipertensiva, miocardiopatía y enfermedades inflamatorias del corazón. La Enfermedad Coronaria (CHD), (también llamada enfermedad de la arteria coronaria), es la más común y es la fuente de la mayoría de los ataques cardíacos.

Los informes de la American Heart Association señalan que, "este año se estima que 785.000 estadounidenses tendrán un ataque coronario nuevo y unos 470.000 tendrán un ataque recurrente".
 
Desde el primer trasplante con éxito en 1998, las células madre del cordón han cambiado - e incluso salvado - más de 7.000 vidas. Hasta la fecha, las células madre de sangre del cordón umbilical se han utilizado en el tratamiento de más de 75 tipos de enfermedades, entre ellas numerosos tipos de cáncer, anemia, trastornos metabólicos congénitos y deficiencias del sistema inmunológico. El número de usos de las células madre continúa creciendo.

Las posibilidades son muy prometedoras. Y el almacenamiento de las células madre de su hijo aumenta el acceso a cualquiera de estas tecnologías y los avances del tratamiento en el futuro, incluyendo las enfermedades del corazón.
 
 
 

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