Among the numerous symptoms that have been recorded, identified and quantified, and the various parts of the body where they can appear, are the ears and a condition known as ‘Frank’s sign’, in honor of the man who first observed the fold time, dr. Sander Frank.
Dr. Frank first observed the phenomenon when he noticed it in patients with chest pain and blockages in the coronary arteries.
Frank’s sign is also known as Diagonal crease of the earlobe, extending to the earlobe.
Some studies suggest that this fold is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
However, although the Frank sign is associated with heart disease, it does not necessarily mean that someone with it has heart disease.
As a result, there is no definitive answer on this matter.
However, one theory is that Frank’s sign is associated with loss of elastin and elastic fibers.
This is a process that damages blood vessels in people with coronary heart disease.
Far from earlobes, meanwhile, the news could be music to the ears of people with heart disease, as scientists say they could be on the brink of curing genetic heart disease.
The breakthrough has been described as a “once in a generation opportunity”.
Scientists believe they are only years away from developing treatments that could cure forms of genetic heart disease that put millions of people at risk of sudden death each year.
Professor Hugh Watkins, one of the leaders of the Cure Heart Project, said the research was a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to relieve families of constant worry about sudden death, heart failure and the possible need for a transplant. of heart”.
Researchers have been awarded a whopping £30 million to develop a cure for conditions known as hereditary diseases of the heart muscle.
Meanwhile, BHF Professor Sir Nilesh Samani added: “This is a watershed moment for cardiovascular medicine… [que] could also mark the beginning of a new era of precision cardiology“.
The team’s strategy is to use the funds to rewrite DNA in order to edit or silence defective genes.
How to reduce the risk of heart disease.
There are three key pillars to reducing the risk of heart disease and maintaining overall health.
They are a balanced diet in combination with regular exercise and positive lifestyle habits.
Together, these three can be combined to help someone maintain positive overall cardiovascular health.