Vitamin C reduces heart damage during heart attack

Cardioprotective actions of ascorbic acid during isoproterenol-induced acute myocardial infarction in rats

This study tested whether vitamin C is able to protect the heart during heart attack.
The experiments were performed with rats.
Vitamin C was administered before a treatment-induced heart attack, and it was found that vitamin C was effective in reducing the extent of heart damage during the heart attack.

Further details can be found in the study.
Buttros JB1, Bergamaschi CT, Ribeiro DA, Fracalossi AC, Campos RR.

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