Hampering a heartbreaker. Antibiotic might stem injury from heart attack.

  • Mitch Leslie
  • Published 2004 in Science of aging knowledge environment : SAGE KE

Abstract

A TV ad urges people who think they're having a heart attack to pop an aspirin before rushing to the emergency room. They might be even better off taking antibiotics, according to a new study. The work shows that an antibiotic stems a previously untreatable form of heart damage not by killing bugs but by suppressing cellular enzymes. 

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