Appearing for all four hours, author Christian Wilde discussed the latest in heart disease prevention, heart health and the advances being made in adult stem cell research. He noted that doctors often fail to spot heart disease risk factors among patients, including sleep apnea and gum disease. Additionally, women's heart disease (500,000 women die per year from it) often gets overlooked, he reported.
Joining the discussion in the second hour was Dr. Warren Sherman, who performed the first stem cell procedure for heart failure on a US patient. Cells from the patient's leg muscles were implanted into the heart muscle to help reverse damage. Through this kind of treatment, patients have shown significant improvements, and a new study is underway. Sherman was involved in a recent international conference on stem cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases.
In third hour, neuroscientist Dr. Michel Levesque spoke about stem cell treatments for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's. He described a case in which he extracted stem cells from a patient's brain, grew them in test tubes into mature neurons, and then transplanted them back to the patient, who has shown marked improvement since the procedure.
Also appearing during the show, stem cell patient Michael Dunkirk (first hour) described a successful procedure he had done in Bangkok for his ailing heart. And Laura Dominguez (third hour), who was injured in an accident, told of positive results from stem cell treatments with a Dr. Lima in Portugal. Wilde said he is making available up-to-date information on stem cell trials and experiments in his quarterly newsletter.