Harv - I am curious about how you will monitor your progress. I realize common sense will tell you if you are feeling better, just like with my COPD, but will you also have tests to determine your progress. Do you have a doctor where you live that will monitor you at all? Was he in agreement with your desire to have stem cell therapy? I know a lot of the answers for COPD, but I am in the dark about cardiac stem cell therapy and how one determines if stem cell treatment is even right for you. Are there some heart conditions that would not benefit from stem cells? Are you a Pioneer that really doesn't have an answer to this or one like me that had used up all conventional means of getting well except for a transplant and decided why not try stem cells? I would just like to know more about how and when you think you will know if your stem cell treatment is working. You can tell me I'm too nosy, but I am sure others with cardiac problems and those that have just a general interest in stem cell therapy would be interested too.