Your Heart's Natural Strength

Winter 2002 CSANews Issue 45  |  Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.Back to list

Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that the human heart naturally works to prevent major heart attacks...they're just trying to figure out how.

Minor heart attacks trigger a natural response which reduces the possibility of another attack within the few hours after the first. A protein is released by your body which helps to channel potassium into the mitochondria (the "powerhouses" within each cell) to handle the stress on the heart during a heart attack.

If doctors can figure out how mitochondria works, they may be able to isolate the heart's actions and create a preventive drug.