Doctors have found links between blood type and heart disease

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratuka in fotobanka conduct open-heart surgery. Archival photoDoctors have found links between blood type and heart disease© RIA Novosti / Alexander Kondratuka the image Bank

A team of scientists from the Institute of cardiology in salt lake city, Utah, found that the owners of certain blood groups more often suffer from other diseases of the cardiovascular system in conditions of unfavorable ecological situation. A review of the research published in the portal, Science Alert.

Experts analyzed data on patients at the local medical accounting Intermountain Healthcare, which from 1993 to 2007 was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome. In a separate group identified those who had heart problems during the periods when the content of fine particles in the air was above normal.

It turned out that at high level of contamination of the holders of the second, third and fourth groups of blood admitted to the hospital significantly more often than the carriers of the first group.

Scientists are convinced that such statistics are associated with a specific variation of the gene ABO (rs687289), which deprived the owners of the first group. It is, in the opinion of the specialists, significantly increases the probability of disorders in the heart.

One of the study’s authors, epidemiologist Benjamin Horne, advise patients of the risk group to spend more time outside the city and not to forget to take with you all necessary medications.