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Protein injections could finally repair muscle after a heart attack

This sounds amazing. I wish this was way beyond human trials. I have family members who need this 😞

https://interestingengineering.com/health/protein-injections-repair-muscle-heart-attack

“Cardiovascular diseases are the largest cause of death globally.

The aftermath of a heart attack results in damaged heart muscle, which, over time, becomes a scar. This scar tissue can cause complications with pumping and transporting blood as it does not have the elasticity and flexibility of a healthy heart muscle and cannot revert to the original.

Until now.

For the first time, an international of researchers at the University of Sydney has developed a method — a protein injection — to reverse the loss of elasticity of damaged heart tissue following heart attacks.

The protein building block in question, tropoelastin, can 'turn back the clock' on muscle damage, making the scars' stretchier' and helping improve the heart's ability to contract, according to the release.

This is also the first time scientists have investigated the potential of tropoelastin in treating heart disease.“
rokrchik1211 · 26-30, F
That sounds promising if it ever gets approved
@rokrchik1211 yes. I hope it works
rokrchik1211 · 26-30, F
@Temporallube me too

 
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