Over 800,000 Americans will have a heart attack this year with about 600,000 of those are first heart attacks. *
“planning for the financial consequences of a heart attack or stroke is so important for all men and women starting in your 40s and 50s.”Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance
Heart health news 19; Healthy Habits News Report – October 19, 2020 Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences report a significant finding.
They share findings that can revive cells following a heart attack. In addition, it can keep cells functioning while deprived of oxygen during a heart attack.
Heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions, occur when blood flow to the heart is blocked. Medical professionals explain that the best way to treat a heart attack is to restore blood flow. However, they note that the process of restoring blood flow actually may cause more damage to the cells in the heart. So-called ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) or reoxygenation injury, happens when blood supply returns to tissue after a period of lack of oxygen.
“Our findings indicate that endothelial-derived EVs (EEVs) could protect cardiac tissue from reoxygenation injury in part by supplementing the injured cells with proteins and signaling molecules that support different metabolic processes, paving the way for new therapeutic approaches,” said André G. Kléber, a Visiting Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the study.
One heart attack every 40 seconds
”Heart attacks are a real risk for men and women,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance and editor of the Health Habits News Report. “This year about 805,000 Americans will have a heart attack, with three-in-four of those first heart attacks. Thanks to better emergency treatment and medical advances such as this new research more and more heart attack victims survive. The same can’t be said for their finances following a heart attack. That’s why planning for the financial consequences of a heart attack or stroke is so important for all men and women starting in your 40s and 50s.”
- Source: CDC
Article information source: Science Transitional Medicine, October 14, 2020
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