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Study: Temporarily Stopping Blood Flow in Arm Protects Heart During Attack

by Rajshri on  February 28, 2010 at 10:31 AM Heart Disease News   - G J E 4
 Study: Temporarily Stopping Blood Flow in Arm Protects Heart During Attack
A Danish study has shown that damage in people having a heart attack can be prevented by temporarily stopping blood flow in the arm. According to researchers, the procedure "kick-starts" natural mechanisms in the heart to counter the lack of oxygen.
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In The Lancet study of around 150 patients, those who were treated this way in the ambulance on the way to hospital sustained less damage to heart tissue, reports the BBC.

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Study leader Professor Hans Botker, from Aarhus University Hospital, said: "Stopping blood flow to the arm suggests to the heart that there is something wrong and that seems to cause some extra protection."

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