Researchers in the Netherlands reviewed the results of other studies in this field, which included a total of 1.3 million people.
This research, which was presented at the Congress of the European Society of Cardiovascular Diseases, showed that 14 out of every 1,000 people with O blood group had a heart attack, but in other blood groups, this figure was 15 people.
Although this difference is very small, but if it is extended to the entire population of the country, it will be a significant figure.
Despite this difference in the number of heart attacks, there was no difference between blood groups in heart attacks leading to death.
Scientists speculate that in people with blood type other than O, the amount of proteins involved in blood clotting may be higher than in blood type O.
However, Tessa Cole, a researcher at the University of Groningen Medical Center in the Netherlands, who conducted this study, says that more research should be done to clarify why heart attacks are more likely in other blood groups.
But he says it might be useful to consider blood type as a risk factor for heart attacks:
“In the future, when measuring the probability of a heart attack, blood group should be taken into account, along with other factors such as cholesterol, age, sex, and blood pressure… For example, we know that the amount of cholesterol in blood group A is higher than other blood groups, and maybe that’s why The reason is that blood pressure treatment should be done earlier in these people.”
Previous research has shown that people with AB blood type – the rarest blood type – are 23% more likely to have a heart attack than other blood types.
The most common blood group in the world is blood group O, and the statistics in Iran show the same.
A person’s blood group is determined based on the genes inherited from parents and it cannot be changed, what is important is to follow the same principles of preventing heart diseases.
Dr. Mike Neptune, one of the directors of the British Heart Foundation, says that this research will not have much impact on existing guidelines for assessing the risk of heart attack in people:
“This assessment is mostly based on age, genetics (family history and race) and other modifiable factors such as nutrition, weight, activity and exercise, smoking, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes… whether blood type A or blood types They should take the same procedure to reduce the risk of heart attack.”
“Improving nutrition, losing weight, exercising, quitting or avoiding smoking and, if necessary, lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.”