Heart attack can be treated with the venom of the world’s most dangerous spider. Scientists say that such molecules have been found in the venom of the funnel babe spider, which can prevent damage to the heart after a heart attack. Not only this, with the help of this, the life of the heart of transplant patients can also be increased.
The treatment with spider venom is discovered by Dr. Nathan Palpant Professor of Queensland University, Glenn King, and Professor Victor Cheng, Cardiac Research Institute Professor Peter McDonald together.
This is how medicine works
Dr. Nathan says a protein named Hi1a is found in spider venom. It works to stop the death signal coming out of the heart. When this happens, the death of cells can be prevented. Due to its effect, the cells of the heart improve. Scientists claim, so far such a drug has not been made that can be given to prevent damage after a heart attack.
Professor McDonald says this drug will provide relief to millions of patients suffering from heart attacks worldwide. Apart from this, there will be another big relief, with the help of the Hi1a protein, heart cells donated through donors will be able to improve. In this way, the chances of successful heart transplantation will increase.
Such a discovery
Pro. Glenn King found a protein in the venom of a funnel-web spider. Research revealed that this protein helps in recovery after brain stroke. When this protein was given to a patient 8 hours after a stroke, it was found that it repairs the damage done to the brain.
From here, research was also started to repair the cells of the heart, because, like the brain, the heart is also an important part of the body, due to disturbances in its blood flow and lack of oxygen, it directly affects the patient.
Can be used in emergency
Researchers say that the drug prepared from this protein can also be used in emergencies. Often in cases of heart attack, the patient needs immediate treatment. In such a situation, this medicine can be given to the patient in an ambulance so that the condition can be prevented from getting worse.
This medicine will prove to be of great use especially for rural areas as it takes a long time for the patients living here to reach the hospital. In the event of a heart attack, every second is precious.
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