A condition which affects approximately 12 million Americans. It occurs when blood vessels become narrowed or locked by plaque, which decreases the blood flow to the area.
PAD can develop in other areas of the body, but is commonly found in the legs, feet and toes. If left untreated, it can cause severe leg pain and lead to critical limb ischemia.
PAD can progress to critical limb ischemia, which means there is not enough blood being delievered to the leg to keep the tissue alive.
An estimated 1.5-2 million people in the United States suffer from CLI, and are at risk of amputation of the toes, feet, and legs.
You may qualify to participate in a study of an investigational treatment for patients with PAD and non-healing wounds if you are between 18-75 years old with a diagnosis of critical limb ischemia.
This study seeks to determine if treatment with adult stem cells, taken from the patient’s own bone marrow, can improve healing and prevent amputation.
This study is being conducted at two locations; Kansas City Vascular, Kansas City, Missouri by Dr. Karl Stark. The title of the study is: Single-center randomized double-blind placebo-controlled phase 2 proof of concept study to assess the efficacy and safety of ASCT01 in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia, Sponsored by Lifecells LLC.