, 2022-09-29 19:29:00,
Marcus Wright was 27 years old, the healthiest he had ever been while training for a marathon, when he had a heart attack.
Genetic testing revealed Wright has a unique condition, resulting from a genetic mutation that causes coronary artery disease, which is now helping researchers at Ohio State develop a new way of treating high cholesterol through new medications.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronary artery disease is caused by deposits of cholesterol and other substances building up in the arteries supplying blood to the heart, which may partially or totally stop blood flow.
Wright said he came to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State and was seen by Dr. Ernest Mazzaferri Jr., an interventional cardiologist.
Sara Koenig, an assistant professor of physiology and cell biology at Ohio State, said typically after a heart attack, doctors will clean out the arteries if they are…
To read the original article from www.thelantern.com, Click here