The Key to Your Healthy Heart

The Key to Your Healthy Heart

Heart disease poses a large threat to the health of thousands and thousands of people. It  is a universal death sentence that turns its victims up side down and all too often claims their life. Did you know that congenital heart defects – or problems with the heart’s structure that are present at birth – are the most common type of major birth defect.  Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. Approximately one million people die of cardiovascular disease annually despite medical intervention, with coronary artery disease claiming 50 percent of those lives.  Although heart disease impacts an older population whose heart muscle, arteries and pumping function have deteriorated over time, heart ailments also strike the very young. According to the National Institutes of Health, congenital heart disease is responsible for more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defect.

The stem cells found in a newborn’s umbilical cord blood are one type of stem cell holding great promise in cardiovascular repair. This is very exciting news and is providing a promising outcome for heart patients everywhere.   Although these advances are very exciting and have been proven to help and improve may lives this science continues to make strides and gain knowledge .  Using the stem cells from cord blood is a medial option for heart disease that is just around the corner. To put it simply your baby’s cord blood is a miracle. It can be used for numerous life threatening diseases and an array of medical conditions.

Please educate your self about cord blood and the extremely rich value of saving it for your family or someone else’s

Happy Holidays,

Natalie Curry