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Researchers developing new treatment that could protect people with cardiovascular disease

20:00 EDT 12 Jun 2019 | AAAS

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) New research is paving the way for the first medical treatment to help protect people from cardiovascular disease by boosting the body's natural defences. Researchers have found a link between a peptide called apelin and a reduction of abdominal aortic aneurysms that dramatically reduced mortality in mice. The team is hoping to replicate those results in patients suffering from, or at risk for, cardiovascular disease, particularly abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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