Intralipids a source of calories and essential fatty acids made up of 10% soy bean oil 1.2% egg yolk phospholipids, 2.25% Glycerin and water for intravenous injection my offer protection from patients suffering from heart attacks.

Treatment for Heart attack focuses on limiting the ischemic period when blood supply to the heart is decreased due to constriction or obstruction by opening arteries to re-establish normal coronary blood flow. Heart muscle injury occurs when oxygen and nutrients in the blood flow back to the heart cells known as reperfusion injury. Scientist has been trying to minimize these injuries.

UCLA preclinical study by Dr. Siamak Rahman, an associate professor of anesthesiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine identified that Intralipids can prevent heart damage, preserve heart function when used during the period when blood flow is returned to the heart immediately after a heart attack.

This research shows that Intralipids may help cell integrity and function after a heart attack by decreasing the damage to the heart muscle due to reperfusion injury or to prolong the tolerance of a tissue or an organ to lack of oxygen.

“The findings may have implications for future therapies. The technique is not limited to the heart,” said Rahman, and “could potentially be used for any ischemic organs suffering a blockage in blood flow or for organs used for transplant.”