Seaweed Gel Save 1000's heart attack patients

A gel made from seaweed could save the lives of up to 20,000 heart attack patients in Britain every year, doctors believe.Gel, codenamed BL-1040, which helps to repair heart tissue after damaged in heart attack according to Ben Gurion an Israelian Researcher who developed the gel.

Heart scar tissue may tends to be thinner and weaker than attack occur. As a result the heart has to work harder to function, which can trigger future heart failure.

The gel - derived from an ordinary type of brown seaweed - helps aid regrowth, thickening the tissue and so lessening the risk of a further heart attack.

According to information released about the gel, it helps strengthen the heart by providing the "scaffold" for the tissue to regenerate better.

It is injected as a liquid via a catheter inserted through the groin and turns into a gel upon contact with the damaged cardiac tissue.

Researchers found after six weeks the gel is naturally eliminated from the body.