Friday, February 13, 2009
Robert Pleva has made tremendous strides after receiving his own stem cells to treat his heart disease
Robert was treated by Dr. Grekos using his own Adult Stem Cells in June 2008. In January 2009, 6 months later, Robert’s life has turned 180 degrees. His ejection fraction has improved from 28% to 44% and he is no longer facing a heart transplant.
There are two types of stem cells, “adult” and “embryonic”. Embryonic stem cells come from an embryo. The taking of these cells is fatal but taking adult stems does not cause the death of the person. Adult stem cells are found in many parts of the body, the most common of these "adult stem cells” are found in the blood. There are similar cells in the liver, in nervous systems, and all around the body.
Read more at Adult Stem Cell Research