SDSU Researchers Discover a Protein That Can Repair Heart Damage After a Heart Attack

Researchers at San Diego State University have just identified the MANF protein which can help regulate the flow of oxygen and blood in the heart after a heart attack. Myocardial infarction or heart attack, which affects almost 805,000 Americans every year, is caused by fatty deposits on the walls of arteries that block the flow of blood to the heart, deprive it of oxygen and damage the heart muscle (the myocardium). Read Also: Heart Muscles Made From Stem Cells Could Replace Some Heart Transplants Under oxygen deprivation, the cells of the heart muscle become necrotic and die, which can lead … Continue reading SDSU Researchers Discover a Protein That Can Repair Heart Damage After a Heart Attack