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A chemical found in bear bile could help heart attack sufferers.

There may be a ray of hope for millions of heart patients worldwide.  Scientists have claimed that a chemical, also found in bear bile, may help the recovery of people who have had a heart attack.

The study shows that UDCA could prevent abnormal heart rhythm or arrhythmia, both in people who’ve had a heart attack , and in fetuses. It alters the electrical properties of myofibroblast cells, which are present in the fetal heart and in patients who’ve suffered heart attack, says the team.”These findings are exciting. Our results from the lab suggest that UDCA could help the heart muscle conduct electrical signals more normally,” said Dr Julia Gorelik, the study’s lead author, was quoted by the ‘BBC’ as saying. It is hoped that a clinical trial will demonstrate whether the results of this new research translate to patients with heart failure, say the scientists.

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Via Times of India