Sunday, May 14, 2017

Blood Type In addition to O Called More at Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Research conducted by a team from the University Medical Center, Groningen, Netherlands, mentions there is a correlation between blood groups with the potential for heart disease. People with blood type non O (A, B, AB) are said to have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke than people with blood type O.

The conclusion is based on the analysis of more than 1.3 million people. Based on the results of the analysis, people with blood types other than 0 have the possibility of cardiovascular disorders, such as heart attacks and strokes, reaching more than nine percent. Nevertheless, this conclusion is not final. The reason. The research team has not been able to ascertain whether these two variables have a direct causal correlation or any other effect.

For that, further research is needed on the correlation. '' Mentioned, people with non-O blood group have a higher risk of heart attack and death lift due to cardiovascular as a whole. However, this sara is derived from case studies with controls that have a fairly low level of evidence. If this can be confirmed further, it can have an impact on the type of treatment given to a person, '' said lead researcher Tessa Kole, as quoted by Science Alert, Wednesday (3/5).

Nevertheless, from the study at least it can be concluded there is a possibility of correlation between a person's blood type and the level of risk of cardiovascular disorders. Blood type is determined before the person is born and formed based on a specific mixture of antibodies and antigens present in the blood cells.

Kole said, in their latest study, 1.3 million individuals were obtained from different studies over a period of time. At one time, the researchers sampled 771,113 people who had non-O blood type, and 519,743 had blood type O.

Later, they found that about 14 of the 1,000 individuals in the blood group O continue to experience cardiovascular disorders, ranging from heart attacks and strokes, to coronary artery disease and heart failure. As for people with non-O blood group percentage that reached 15 out of 1,000 people. '' We show, non-O blood group has a risk of cardiovascular events by 9 percent. That number may be small enough from an individual point of view, but when viewed from the entire population, it can make a difference, '' Kole said.

In a previous study, precisely in a study in 2015, said, people with certain blood groups have higher cholesterol levels compared with other blood types. However, the biological causes of this are still uncertain.

One explanation that can be offered, says Kole, is that people with blood type O have high levels of protein concentration in terms of blood clotting. This condition is called the Von Willebrand factor. However, it is still the initial hypothesis. The research team still has to do further research to confirm it. Included with other variables.

"However, for the future, blood type is also expected to be a consideration and risk assessment for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders, along with cholesterol, age, gender, and blood pressure," Kole said.

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