Popular antidepressant helps in heart failure

Experts from the Medical school of temple University was found to have antidepressant Paroxetine useful properties for patients with heart failure. A side effect of the drug may help patients with heart disease. The basic mechanism is the inhibition of the enzyme, which is toxic to the cardiovascular system, says Zee News.

Adrenaline is released into the bloodstream when any damage in humans. A heart attack is no exception, it also leads to the release of this hormone. As a result of increasing heart rate, contributing to the cardiac muscle.

The drug Paroxetine inhibits the activity of the enzyme GRK2, which provides even greater damaging effect on the heart. Before application of non-standard treatment regimens scientists are advised to consult with a cardiologist.

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