By JONATHAN SULLIVANAssociated PressMedical researchers have discovered a new way to stop blood clots in the upper chest and lower abdomen of the heart.
The study, published in the journal Circulation, shows the heart valves can be blocked by proteins, which are found on the outside of the valves, causing the heart to pump too hard and not pump enough blood.
“I think the heart is a complex machine, so to be able to block a block is really important,” said Dr. Eric Gans of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Gans is one of the researchers who discovered the heart-clot blockage method.
It’s known as the Gans technique.
He and his colleagues found it was possible to block the blockages in animals.
The researchers tested mice with a block in their hearts that could block their heart’s flow.
The mice were given a drug to prevent the clots from forming.
After six months, researchers found that they could block the heart from getting clogged again.
“If we could use this technique to help people in the U.S. who have been suffering from clots for a long time, then I think it would be very beneficial,” said Gans.
The new technique, which can be used in people with heart attacks, was described in the April 25 issue of the journal JAMA.
It also is the first study of its kind to show it can help block the clot in humans, the researchers said.
In the study, the animals were placed in a chamber with blood in it and injected with a drug that blocks proteins that build up inside the heart muscle.
The drug is made from a protein called GluT3.
The blockages were blocked by the protein.
After two weeks, the mice regained the ability to walk again.
In addition to blocking the heart, the G-protein inhibitor also blocked the clog of blood clogs inside the muscle.
Gans said the blockage could be used to help patients with heart problems.
“It’s not a cure, but it’s a really helpful treatment that can be administered on an outpatient basis,” he said.
The next step in research will be to find if it can be applied to people with a heart attack.
“We need to find out how the blockades are blocked in people who are also having problems with the heart,” said Paul Gans, the lead author of the study.
The researchers will continue to look for a way to use this method to treat patients with cardiac disease, diabetes and other conditions that are blocking blood flow.
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