Major Risk Factors of Heart Attack Revealed in Latest Research

Major risk factors of heart attack have just been revealed in the latest research conducted by the University of Sheffield in the UK. the research was intended to investigate whether any biomarkers are there or not, which are able to predict an increased risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome in the people, who already have suffered from a heart attack.

Prof. Robert Storey is study’s leading researcher from the Department of Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Sheffield. His associated team observed that blood plasma may provide researchers with the hint they are seeking for detecting the chances of developing cardiovascular disease.


Dr. Storey said in a statement that, “We have made huge strides over the last two decades in improving prognosis following heart attacks but there is still plenty of room for further improvement. Our findings provide exciting clues as to why some patients are at higher risk after heart attack and how we might address this with new treatments in the future.”

Acute Coronary Syndrome is a range of condition linked to suddenly lowered blood flow towards heart. The most often cause of the disease clot formation or plaque rupture in heart arteries, which leads to severe heart attack, in some cases. Its symptoms can be chest pressure like heart attack, while performing light activity, sleeping or sudden heart interruption.

Dr. Storey added that, “We now need to press ahead with exploring possibilities for tailoring treatment to an individual’s risk following a heart attack and testing whether drugs that improve clot lysis time can reduce this risk.”