Promising new therapy may help heart attack patients’ hearts heal

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A naturally occurring molecule called interleukin-4 may help patients recover from a heart attack, according to research presented at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Conference today.  The findings show that heart attack patients with low blood levels of a particular white blood cell, called an eosinophil, have higher death rates in the six months after their heart attack. Researchers have also discovered that treating these patients with a molecule called interleukin-4 (IL-4) may help to reduce these death rates.

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation      

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