(Best Syndication News) American scientists have found a molecule that can minimize damage to the heart after a heart attack and during heart surgery. The compound can also be used to treat 40 percent of people of East Asian descent who carry a mutated form of the ALDH2 enzyme who do not respond to nitroglycerin and other cardiovascular treatments.
The ALDA-1 Molecule
The scientists from the Stanford and Indiana universities schools of medicine stumbled upon the molecule while investigating how ethyl alcohol (ethanol or drinking alcohol) protects muscle during a heart attack. They may have also found a way to reduce chest pain and the heart attack damage among millions of people of East Asian descent who are genetically unable to respond to nitroglycerin.