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Reservatrol Reduces Damage from Heart Attack

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Resveratrol May Replace Aspirin As Heart Protector; Longevinex® First Branded Resveratrol Pill Successfully Tested During Heart Attack

With the realization that half of the people experiencing a sudden mortal heart attack were taking aspirin on the day of their demise, researchers have begun to search for a more reliable alternative, and they may have found it in a red wine molecule called resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl).

Researchers at the University of Connecticut induced heart attacks in animals and found resveratrol significantly reduces damage to heart muscle. Scarring and fibrosis were limited and the animals survived an otherwise mortal event.

Dipak Das, Ph.D., Sc.D., MD (hon), professor and director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, says resveratrol provokes a “pre-conditioning effect” whereby antioxidant defenses in the heart are switched on prior to a heart attack, therefore limiting damage to heart muscle should such an event occur.

Medical News Today; February 27, 2010

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Written by heartcurrents

February 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Posted in heart conditions

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