Thesis on Oxidative Stress and "myocardial infarction"
- Development Story
- About Oxidative stress
- About alcohol metabolism
- Basics of Antioxidant Research
- The relationship between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and disease
- Thesis on relevance between oxidative stress and disease
- Paper title
- Oxidative stress as the leading cause of acute myocardial infarction in diabetics.
- Abstract summary
- Cellular oxidative stress is the leading cause of the worst outcome of myocardial infarction in diabetics.
- C. Di Filippo, S. Cuzzocrea, F. Rossi, R. Marfella, M. D'Amico
- Cardiovascular drug reviews
- Semantic Scholar URL
The risk factors, such as hypertension and metabolic syndrome, tend to promote heart pathology. These risk factors can aggravate concomitant heart insults as well. Diabetes mellitus represents one of the most important risk factors for the development of heart pathology. By itself it represents a source of vascular and heart dysfunction through formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and can compromise the recovery from cardiovascular diseases. This review focuses on the evidence that cellular oxidative stress is the leading cause of the worst outcome of myocardial infarction (MI) in diabetics. Hyperglycemia is viewed in this article as the primary mediator of a cascade of heart damaging events, starting from ROS formation and leading to myocardial ischemia, inflammation and death of myocytes. This article also provides insights into why diverse therapeutic interventions, which have in common the ability to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, can impede or delay the onset of complications of myocardial infarction in diabetic patients.