• By Dana Sparks

Snake-Venom Peptide For Heart Attack Treatment

March 5, 2012

Mayo Clinic's Cardiorenal Research Laboratory is going to conduct a highly innovative research project, examining the use of Snake-Venom Peptide to treat heart attacks.   Mayo has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) , for the study.  Researchers will try to determine whether the therapy could help prevent deterioration of cardiac and renal function following a heart attack, and potentially reduce further heart failure in the future in treated patients.   

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