A Swiss ambulance who transported Michael Schumacher to a French hospital is shown outside the ward, where it is thought that Formula 1 legend receives stem cell treatment from a pioneering surgeon.
Schumacher, who turned 50 this year, would have arrived Monday afternoon in the blue and yellow vehicle at the Georges-Pompidou Hospital in Paris.
The racing driver, who has been treated 24 hours a day since being injured in a ski accident in 2013, was taken to the hospital so that he could receive treatment from Professor Philippe Menasché, Le Parisien reports.
A blue and yellow ambulance from Geneva, Switzerland, will be parked outside the Georges-Pompidou Hospital in Paris on Tuesday after allegedly taking Michael Schumacher from his home to the center for stem cell treatment
It is thought that Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since a ski accident in 2013, Tuesday in the hospital & # 39; stem cell infusions & # 39; received where the ambulance was waiting for the photo and would return home on Wednesday
Sources told the newspaper that Mr. Menasché, 69, had to treat Schumacher with & # 39; stem cell infusions & # 39; which are designed to have a & # 39; systemic anti-inflammatory effect & # 39; on Tuesday before he comes home on Wednesday.
Menasché, 69, is known to be groundbreaking in the use of stem cells to treat heart failure. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute at Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière.
Le Parisien said that Schumacher arrived at the hospital on Monday at 3.40 p.m. when he was covered in a blue cloth to protect his identity when he was admitted to the Continuous Monitoring Unit of the Cardiovascular Surgery department.
A security team & # 39; consisting of approximately ten people & # 39; the driver escorted and repelled everyone to come close to him.
It is assumed that the treatment already starts on Tuesday morning, with Schumacher returning home on Wednesday.
Professor Menasche, in turn, said that details of Schumacher's treatment would remain "secret" due to medical secrecy.
According to other sources, Michael Schumacher made at least two visits to the Georges Pompidou European hospital early this year.
Schumacher & # 39; s arrival Monday was reported by Le Parisien who said he arrived covered with a sheet to hide his identity and flanked by guards
Schumacher has not been seen in public since the head injury while skiing in 2013
Schumacher depicted next to his wife Corinna in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio
WHO IS THE PIONEER HEART SURGEON THAT TREATING MICHAEL SCHUMACHER WITH STEM CELLS?
Dr. Menasché is a world expert in stem cell treatment
Michael Schumacher was admitted to the Pompidou Hospital in Paris to be treated by Dr. Philippe Menasche.
Dr. Menasché is a cardiothoracic surgeon who, together with his colleagues, has long been using stem cells to repair damaged hearts.
Stem cells are not yet differentiated, which means they have the potential to develop into many of the different types of cells and tissues in the human body.
Research on them has generated both excitement – that they can repair or replace damaged parts of the body – and controversy, since the most versatile stem cells are taken from embryos.
Dr. Menasché and his laboratory work with various cell therapies to treat heart disease and injury.
They first focused on a type of stem cell called skeletal myoblasts.
These stem cells are not as versatile as embryonic stem cells, but can be taken from a patient's own skeletal muscle.
Dr. Menasché treats Schumacher in the Pompidou hospital in Paris
Scientists first started experimenting with transplanting these cells into the heart in 1995, hoping that they would help patients with heart disease or heart failure to grow new, stronger tissue.
Dr. 2008 research Menasché in 2008 was one of the most appreciated clinical trials of this method – but in the end, the procedure did not result in better heart function for patients.
He has since switched to a new technique. Dr. Menasche now makes bioengineers tissue and uses it in combination with human embryonic stem cells prepared to become heart tissue, called cardiac precursors.
In 2018 he published a study that demonstrated that these cells could be safely transplanted in patients with failing left ventricles.
Dr. Menasché's team wants to use their technique to treat end-stage heart failure patients who have failed more traditional treatments – although it is unclear at what stage these studies are now.
On both occasions he arrived by helicopter from Switzerland and landed at a heliport in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.
During his first stay in Paris, the patient underwent tests at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in Paris, but Professor Menache's most important work was postponed.
Schumacher spokeswoman Sabine Kehm declined to comment on the development.
Schumacher has been recovering at home in Switzerland since he hit Mirabelle and is only visited by close friends who have not revealed any details about his state of health.
Sportsmail reported last December that although it is making slow progress, or not at all, Schumacher is not bedridden or lives on tubes day after day.
He watches F1 races on TV, including with his friend and former Ferrari boss Jean Todt, the FIA president.
Due to the ski accident, he suffered serious head injury and a medically induced coma for several months.
In January, his family issued a statement that he & # 39; in the very best hands & # 39; used to be.
The wall of secrecy, enforced at the request of his wife Corinna, was erected to protect one of the greatest names in modern sports time.
Schumacher in action during the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya in April 2002
The Schumacher family is right to hide his medical condition, Head Motorsport Ross Brawn has said.
Brawn is one of the few people who visited the affected driver while he is recovering alongside his family in Switzerland.
Brawn, who helped build Schumacher's success with Benetton and Ferrari, and visited the former champion in Switzerland.
& # 39; I am in constant contact with Corinna and fully agree with their decision & # 39 ;, he said.
& # 39; Michael has always been a very private person and that was a guideline in his career, his life and his family always agreed with that choice.
& # 39; It is perfectly understandable that Corinna wanted to maintain the same approach even after the tragic event, and it is a decision that we must all respect.
& # 39; I'm sure the millions of people who are still Michael fans will understand. & # 39;
Schumacher remains the most successful driver in motor sport, with a record of 91 Grand Prix victories. He won his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before five in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.
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