Why indoor ac units can save you from a heart attack, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found that they can prevent a fatal heart attack by preventing the buildup of plaque, a type of plaque that is typically left behind by the heart after a heart block has been removed.
“In patients who suffer a heart-related cardiac event, the plaque buildup is a critical component of the event, which can cause cardiac arrest and even death,” the researchers write in the journal PLOS ONE.
“Our study suggests that in these patients, acu-triggered plaque repair is critical to their survival.”
The researchers conducted their research on acu, a compound in the plant that is commonly found in plants and other products, including plants, which contains a compound that prevents plaque formation.
Plaque buildup occurs in many types of plaque including plaque that accumulates in the arteries that carry blood to the heart.
Acu can be applied to plaque, which causes a smaller amount of plaque to build up in the area of the artery that the plaque is located.
Plague patients who do not have plaque buildup tend to have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower blood clotting, the researchers found.
Acu blocks plaque formation by stimulating the formation of an enzyme called microfibrillary acidic protein, or MFA.
When this enzyme is blocked, plaque formation stops and there is less plaque.
Acus also prevents plaque buildup by increasing the pH of the plaque, or the acidity level of the blood.
The research team also found that patients who had higher levels of acu in their arteries tended to have less plaque buildup and lower levels of inflammation.
“The findings are significant, given the fact that plaque build-up is a major cause of cardiac death,” Dr. Peter P. Wirth, one of the authors of the study and the director of the UC Davis Center for Applied Physiology, told NBC News.
“People who have low levels of MFA are more susceptible to heart attacks, so we think that people with low levels should be advised to avoid high-salt foods such as cheese, meats, butter, cheese products and margarine, which contain high levels of acid, especially the butter,” he added.
The study’s findings also suggest that people who have a heart condition or have other cardiovascular problems may be at higher risk for developing plaque build up.
“If someone is at risk for heart disease, we suggest that they increase their intake of dietary acu or other plant-derived substances that are rich in acu and other plant substances, such as acacia, aspartame, or methylene blue,” Dr Wirth said.
“If they’re on medication or on medication that’s been proven to lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure, then they should consider increasing their intake.”
The findings were presented at the Society of Cardiology Annual Meeting and were presented on Wednesday, Oct. 30.
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