Advances in Heart Muscle Repair Post Heart Attack

Discussion in 'Health and Medical Topics' started by wkmac, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Human Achievement of the Day: Heart Gel Repairs Damage
     
  2. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    Wow. My husband lost 40%. he has an appt, this month. I think Ill print out the article, and do a little more research in the meantime. Thanks for this post!!
     
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


    You're welcome Tooner and hope it does prove helpful. Here's the link to the scientific protocol published by the University of California San Diego who developed Hydrogel so you might read this and then present to the doctor although for any of us, it's very technical. Here is the info release from UCSD on hydrogel and here is a piece from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on the pre-clinical research.

    Looking forward to hearing you share good news from your hubby no matter what.
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I was wondering why you posted this wkmac when I first saw it.

    Now I see why ... so congrats and tooner, I hope this can help out hubby.
     
  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I never knew we had a community center.
    It is a great thought that someone could regrow heart muscle. I knew if he lived long enough, more research and techniques would be found.
    he does real well. But he is used to doing more wiothout getting tired out. His bp with meds is 112/74, his cholestrol is 124, but Im not sure about the whole cholestrol fiasco, and dont really care for him being on the statins to start with.
    I dont think he would ever be inclined to go for such an elective surgery, but coming up on his 5 yr check up, it is something to ask about.
    And he doesnt realize that he does more than most able bodied people do, that we know. He remodels, he works on bikes and cars, he hikes miles with the dogs. He cuts wood, and hauls it, he lost 20 pds in the last yr. And this winter has been a life saver, with the mild temps, so he was able to get out and move around. That is the worst when its cold, the heat too but not as much.
    He feels like crap coz he cant work, and keeps going into the mindset he needs to get a job. I keep telling him, we are ok, though not flooded with cash, we pay our bills, he does what he can when he can, and who is going to hire a 54 yr old man who has a bad heart and a bad back. So I try to keep him busy on projects. Its mean to say to him, but he is a hard head and the facts are the facts.
    He does not get disabilty as we waited to apply too long. He kept thinking he could go back to work, I told him we dont need it we are fine, without it. I prefer to fight with my medical coverage, over medicare, or medicaid whatever he would be on, on disability.
    So as soon as I get the cash together he has another wall to knock out and another room to add on. That should keep him a while, LOL.
     
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

  7. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Making Old Hearts Younger