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Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attacks: A Patient’s Guide

Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Attacks: A Patient’s Guide

If you or a loved one has experienced a heart attack, you can definitely understand just how profound its impact can be on a person’s life as well as emotional well-being. Medically known as myocardial infarction a heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart muscle is blocked. 

A heart attack does not have to be the end of the road. It can be the beginning of a journey of self-care and self-love. At Plexus, we believe stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction is a ray of hope and possibly a conduit to an improved quality of life.

Understanding myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI) is a severe cardiovascular event resulting from a blockage in the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart. Due to this blockage the heart muscle does not get sufficient oxygen and nutrients, thereby causing tissue damage. The consequences can be potentially life-threatening – ranging from impaired heart function to heart failure.

Typically, a heart attack is diagnosed with the following:

Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

This measures the electrical activity of the heart.

Blood tests

These can detect cardiac enzymes in the blood, which are typically released when the heart muscle is damaged.

Coronary angiography

This test uses contrast dye and X-rays to visualize the coronary arteries.

Causes of myocardial infarction

While the primary cause of a heart attack is the formation of a blood clot within a coronary artery, there are several factors contribute to this:


The buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in the coronary arteries, narrowing or blocking them.

Coronary artery spasm

Sudden constriction of the coronary arteries, which results in reduced blood flow.


Blood clots or other particles that travel from other parts of the body and block the coronary arteries.


A sudden narrowing of a coronary artery caused by muscle constriction.

Symptoms of myocardial infarction

To seek the right medical assistance and timely intervention, it is important to understand the symptoms of a heart attack. The symptoms can also vary from case to case. Research indicates that women and older adults can experience atypical or milder symptoms. The most common symptoms of a heart attack include:

Chest pain or discomfort

Often described as a feeling of pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest.

Radiating pain

Pain may extend to the arms (typically the left arm), neck, jaw, back, and even the stomach.

Shortness of breath

This is often accompanied by other symptoms.

Profuse sweating

Cold sweat without an apparent cause.

Nausea and vomiting

Risk factors of myocardial infarction

Let’s look at some of the most common risk factors of a heart attack:


The risk increases with age.


Generally, men are at a higher risk. The risk for women increases after menopause.

Genetic predisposition

A family history of heart disease is a major risk factor.

Tobacco use

Smoking is a significant risk factor.

High blood pressure

This can strain the heart and arteries.

High cholesterol

Elevated levels of LDL cholesterol (also known as the “bad cholesterol”) can contribute to atherosclerosis.


Excess weight can lead to other risk factors.


Diabetes, especially uncontrolled or untreated, can damage blood vessels and nerves.

Treatment for myocardial infarction

The primary objective of any kind of treatment after a heart attack is restoring blood flow to the affected heart muscle. Typically, doctors will employ the following:


Blood thinners, antiplatelet drugs, and pain relievers

Angioplasty and stent placement

Stents are inserted into blocked arteries to prevent future blockages.

Coronary artery bypass surgery

This is done to re-route the blood around blocked coronary arteries.

Lifestyle changes

Often side-tracked, this is the most critical part of convalescence post a heart attack. Patients need to maintain a healthy weight by including a nutrient-dense diet and clocking in regular exercise. Additionally, they also need to limit alcohol intake, as well as adequate sleep. Most importantly, if they’re smokers, they need to quit smoking!

Stem cell therapy for heart attack: THE REVOLUTION!

At Plexus Bangalore and Hyderabad, we use mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the treatment of myocardial infarction. As a potential game-changer in cardiac care, these stem cells possess the unique ability to regenerate and repair damaged tissues.

Stem cell therapy for myocardial infarction at Plexus involves the transplantation of MSCs into the damaged area of the heart. The injected cells can differentiate into various types of heart cells, and in doing so promote tissue repair. They also have the potential to clear the plaque build-up in the arteries and significantly improve cardiac and circulatory function.

Does stem cell therapy help in acute myocardial infarction?

Yes! As long as there is immediate intervention, stem cell therapy for acute myocardial infarction can potentially salvage the damaged heart tissue and prevent further deterioration. 

Early treatment is critical, as it may reduce the risk of heart failure and improve quality of life.

If you or your loved one has suffered a heart attack, now is your chance to revitalize and strengthen your heart. Improved heart function, reduced symptoms, and a much better quality of life post treatment is just what the doctor ordered!


Can stem cells cure heart attacks?

A heart attack has already occurred! It cannot be cured. However, with stem cell therapy you can improve cardiac function.

Can stem cells restore myocardial tissue?

Yes, the reparative nature of mesenchymal stem cells allows them to regenerate heart tissue.


How much does stem cell therapy for heart disease cost?

At Plexus, we believe your life is priceless. Connect with us and we’ll devise a treatment plan that fits well within your budget.

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