Stop Smoking to Prolong Your Life
Smoking damages every tissue and organ in your body. You know it, we know it, and even children know it. But still, people continue smoking. That is how addictive tobacco is.
Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for more than 440,000 deaths a year (20% of all deaths).
Smokers have a higher risk of developing several chronic disorders; including atherosclerosis, 14 different types of cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema).
---- Straight Talk from Dr. Stephanie Coulter
Clinical trials for patients with Peripheral Arterial or Vascular Disease (PAD)
The Texas Heart Institute Stem Cell Center in Houston, Texas is actively screening eligible patients for a clinical study for patients who have been diagnosed with PAD. This study is called PACE (Patients with Intermittent Claudication injected with ALDH Bright Cells).
This study will investigate the safety and effect of injecting bone marrow derived stem cells directly into the leg muscle of patients with PAD to help improve blood flow to the muscle and possibly increase the amount of time patients can walk before experiencing leg pain.
Many factors are considered before enrolling patients into a research study. To find enrollment information and answers to your questions please visit the Stem Cell Center.
Learn more about Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) affects between 8 million and 10 million Americans.
Learn more about peripheral arterial disease and discuss your risks with your doctor. Early detection and treatment make a difference.