Study links heart attack mortality risk to enzyme in diabetic mice

02/25/2013 | RedOrbit

A study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation showed that pacemaker cells in the hearts of diabetic mice had higher levels of the oxidized CaMKII enzyme and sustained more cell death than pacemaker cells in non-diabetic mice, and had even higher levels of oxidation and cell death after a heart attack, increasing the risk of death after a heart attack.

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