When you are a human, your heart beats too much
When you have a heart attack, it is not unusual to have a sudden spike in blood pressure.
But what if your heart wasnt really working all that well?
A new study has found that having a heart valve defect can actually worsen the condition.
The research was carried out by the University of Oxford and is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
“We looked at the data from a large number of patients who had an orthopedic valve defect,” Dr Peter Cappello, an assistant professor at the University, said.
“They were recruited from a randomised clinical trial in the UK, where they were followed for several years.”
We found that patients with valve dysfunction had a higher risk of having an orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (ATPS).
“We then compared the results of the patients who underwent surgery to patients who did not.”
And what we found was that there was a very large risk of developing an ATPS in patients with an orthotic valve defect.
“The results showed that the risk of this condition is higher in patients who have a valve defect than in those who do not.
And this is consistent with what we would expect.”
There is a lot of work to be done, but the findings are compelling.
“The research found that there were two types of patients with the valve defect: patients with no valve defect, and patients who developed an ATP.
Patients with an ATPRS had a much higher risk than patients with a valve disorder.”
What we have found is that patients who develop ATPS have a significantly higher risk for a valve valve defect compared with those who don’t,” Dr Cappellos said.”
This is consistent for patients who were older, and who have had other types of surgery.
“The researchers said the study also found that the condition was more common in women.
The study involved patients with severe orthostasis, a condition where the arteries in the lower part of the heart are narrowed to a certain degree, or have narrowed to the point that they become blocked.”
Our results suggest that these patients have a much greater risk of being at risk for ATPS and are at greater risk for developing ATPS compared with patients who do have an orthosis defect,” said Dr Capps.”
Although it may not sound like a big difference, it could be a real benefit to patients with this condition.””
Patients with a more severe orthosis problem, such as a valve condition, are at risk of contracting a valve problem because of the narrowed arteries in their lower part.
“Dr Capps said that the findings were of concern for patients with other types, including those with hypertension.”
One of the big issues with hypertension is the risk that it may lead to a valve-related heart condition like ATPS,” he said.
He added that valve valve defects were a rare condition and that a diagnosis of ATPS was usually made by a cardiologist.
The team is working to identify a gene that may be associated with the condition, which may also help patients to identify other causes of ATPRT.”
It’s an important research issue and we need to understand the underlying mechanism that may underlie ATPRP,” Dr Carappello said.