Heart attacks are among the leading causes of death worldwide. From a child to an elderly person, almost all age groups are at risk of developing this condition. A recent study, however, discovered that certain blood groups are directly associated with the risk factors for a heart attack.
Beware! This Blood Group Is More Dangerous
According to a recent study, people with non-O blood types are more likely to have a heart attack than people with other blood types. The study examined over 400,000 people and was published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association (AHA) journal. According to the findings, people with blood types A or B are 8% more likely to have a heart attack than those with blood type O.
People with the B blood type are at a higher risk of having a heart attack. Individuals with a B blood type have a 15% higher risk of suffering a myocardial infarction (heart attack) than people with an O blood type, according to the researchers.
Who Is Predisposed to Heart Failure?
According to the study, people with the A blood group have an 11% higher risk of developing heart failure than those with the O blood group.
Heart failure and heart attack are both types of heart disease, but heart failure develops gradually whereas heart attacks occur suddenly, leaving no time for the patient to seek treatment. It should also be noted that a heart attack can lead to heart failure over time.
According to a 2017 study, people with a non-O blood group have a higher concentration of non-Willebrand factor, a blood-clotting protein that has been linked to thrombotic events. The condition of blood clot formation is referred to as thrombosis. What is the relationship between blood clots and heart attacks? Blood clots are extremely important in heart attacks because they can block the coronary artery and starve the heart muscle of oxygen and nutrients, resulting in a heart attack.