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Chest Pain Can Protect Your Heart

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Friday, 02 February 2018 04:12 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Although chest pain is the most obvious signal of an impending heart attack, new research suggests that this pain may actually help protect the heart from worse damage in the future.

Scientists at the Minneapolis Heart Foundation at Northwestern University compared 1,031 heart attack patients who experienced chest pain with those who had not.

They found that patients who had experienced chest pain 1 to 6 hours before the event had smaller heart attacks and better heart function at discharge than those who did not.

The article, which was published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, indicated that while the researchers could not pinpoint exactly why chest pain is protective, they theorize that it activates factors in the body that protect the heart.

The researchers will conduct further studies to try to identify that factor in the hope that a drug can be developed to help mimic those protective effects.

In the meantime, if you experience chest pain that you believe may be coming from your heart, call 911.

Don’t attempt to drive yourself to the hospital or have someone else take you. Important, lifesaving emergency procedures can actually be started in the ambulance, before you reach the hospital.

To reduce your risk of a heart attack, you should eat pomegranate seeds on a regular basis.

This can help reverse heart disease and open up clogged arteries.

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