Great news from the world of medicine is coming for all people who suffer from cardiovascular disease.

Finally, it was designed a therapy that will help our most important organ to recover, even if there is a cardiac arrest…heartMillions of people across the globe living with significantly impaired cardiac function and cardiac renal, states that there has been no cure. But now a team of scientists from Oxford and UCL initiated a revolution in cardiology that will change everything!

They have designed a treatment that will stimulate the heart to heal and recover after a heart attack! Although this sounds like science fiction, with real incentives, the heart muscle can very quickly to restore itself, and in a natural way.

Academic experts are now working to accelerate this process, using a single protein, and expect that their findings will lead to an entirely new generation of drugs for cardiovascular diseases.

Just to clarify, cardiac arrest most commonly occurs after myocardial infarction, when the heart becomes weaker and less able to “pump” blood through the body. Unfortunately, a quarter of the patients who received a diagnosis of impaired cardiac function dies within five years, and it really is a little pharmacological treatments or operations that can slow or stop this degenerative process.

In their experiments in the laboratory, scientists have discovered that after a heart attack heart naturally starts to heal and to build new lymphatic vessels, which are crucial for the transport of the dead cells and bacteria, and thus repair the heart.

However, it is natural that this process is so slow.

However, this process can be accelerated by a little help from a protein called VEG FC. Scientists hope that, based on previous findings, soon will be able to develop protein therapy to stimulate the heart to fully recover too fast.

We have shown that in patients who had experienced a heart attack, with the right stimulant, it can make a fantastic result. Using this protein activates the lymphatic system, which makes the heart muscle to heal.

And the damage done by the heart attack is reduced to a minimum, and that the function of pumping blood significantly improved – said the Oxford professor Paul Riley.

His colleague from UCL, Linda Klotz believes that these findings about the important role of the lymphatic system are huge and exciting step in the future of regenerative medicine.