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Scientists Link a Gene Mutation to Rheumatic Heart Disease

But in poor countries where doctors and diagnostic kits are scarce and cardiac surgery is rare, more than 230,000 people die of rheumatic heart disease every year, mostly children and young adults.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
The scarring of the tissue comes from unresolved inflammation. This is usually an indication of lack of EPA and DHA in the blood that are the substrates to make resolvins. They are first line of defense in the resolution of inflammation whatever its cause. If the body can’t make enough resolvins, Plan B is the formation of scar tissue to cover the damage.

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