Resolvin D-1 Limits Kidney Inflammation Caused by Heart Attack

The kidneys can get inflamed when a heart attack occurs. Heart attack triggers an acute inflammatory response at the damaged portion of the heart's left ventricle. If this acute inflammation lingers, it can lead to stretching of the ventricle and heart failure. This inflammation can affect the kidneys. Recent research shows that a bioactive compound called resolvin D-1, injected as a therapeutic dose, is able to limit this collateral damage in the kidneys, as tested in an animal model.

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