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Transplant Drug May Help Limit Damage After a Heart Attack

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Listening to Patient's Heartbeat with Stethoscope

Stephen Feller, UPI

 


LONDON (UPI) —
A drug used to mute the immune system in transplant patients to prevent the rejection of a new organ may also help repair damage after a heart attack.

Following a heart attack, a mixture of chemicals and cells rush back into the organ after removal of the blockage that caused the attack. These chemicals and cells cause additional damage, which researchers believe can be limited with the transplant drug.

 

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