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Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe performing Stem Cell Therapy for Stroke victims.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.


Stroke is treated at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Medipol Mega University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.


Stroke is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.


Stroke is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Liv Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Liv Hospital is the only institution in Turkey co-authorized Center of Excellence Accreditation in colorectal surgery, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and provides advanced technology and treatments to its international patients with its 159 bed capacit


Stroke is treated at Liv Hospital

Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.


Stroke is treated at Klinikum Stuttgart

Swiss Medica XXI Century S.A.

Swiss Medica XXI Century S.A. is a leader in healthcare, providing effective and safe stem cell therapy procedures across Europe.


Stroke is treated at SWISS MEDICA XXI Century

Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Stroke is treated at Hospital Quirón Valencia

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About Stroke Stem Cell Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


Ischemic stroke is the most common form of stroke and it occurs when oxygen-rich blood is blocked from reaching the brain, usually due to blood clots. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs due to ruptured or leaking blood vessels in the brain. How stroke affects a person varies depending on what side of the brain is affected and the extent of damage caused. Some patients may lose the ability to walk or speak and others may experience temporary leg or arm weakness.

Symptoms of stroke
  • The following signs and symptoms may be a sign that you are the person is having a stroke and should contact a doctor immediately.
  • The face may have dropped on one side with the person being unable to smile. The eye or mouth may appear droopy.
  • The person may be unable to lift both arms and keep them there. This may e due to arm numbness or weakness.
  • The person may have slurred or garbled speech. They may not be able to speak at all in spite of being awake.

Treatment of stroke

Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) is the most common treatment for ischemic stroke which dissolves the blood clot preventing the blood flow to reach the brain. However, tPA treatment has to be given within hours of the occurrence of the stroke which is often exceeded due to the time it takes the patient to arrive at a hospital.

How are stem cells used in the treatment of stroke?

Although the SB623 cells live for around a month researchers have noted that improvement continues to show for several months. It is thought that soon after they are implanted, the SB623 cells secrete deposits near the damaged tissues and the deposits boost regeneration and reactivation of nerve tissue which serves to improve motor function.

Mesenchymal stem cells are the commonly used stem cells in the treatment of stroke. This is because they are not rejected by the donor’s immune system despite being harvested from the bone marrow of donors. Mesenchymal stem cells occur naturally in the muscles, bone, fat and tendon tissues. They are easily harvested from bone marrow and they usually do not trigger a strong immune reaction in patients even when they are from an unrelated donor. Moreover, they may cause an active suppression of the immune system.

The procedure

The adult stem cells are injected directly into the stroke patient’s brains This method has proven to be both safe and effective in the restoration of motor function. The procedure is typically performed when the patient is conscious but under light anesthesia. It involves drilling a small hole through the patient’s skull. The patient’s head is held in a fixed position while the hole is drilled to allow the SB623 cells to be injected which is accomplished with a syringe. The cells are injected into a number of spots at the periphery of the area damaged by the stroke which varies with each patient.

After the procedure, the patient is monitored through blood tests, brain imaging, and clinical evaluations. The patient is usually discharged the next day.

Side effects

  • Transient headaches due to the procedure.
  • Transient nausea and vomiting

Motor-function improvements

Substantial improvements have been seen in stroke patients who had previously lost most motor function and were in wheelchairs and who could now walk. The improvement after the operation was seen to be independent of the patient’s age or the stroke’s severity.

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