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Heart attack, the complicity of an intestinal bacterium revealed

2020-01-13T12:32:26.616Z

Italian scientists have discovered the complicity of a gut bacterium, Escherichia coli, in heart attack: the bacterium is in fact circulating in the blood of patients and also present in the obstructed artery that causes the heart attack. (HANDLE)



(ANSA) - ROME, JANUARY 13 - Italian scientists have discovered the complicity of a gut bacterium, Escherichia coli, in the heart attack: the bacterium is in fact circulating in the blood of patients and also present in the obstructed artery that causes the heart attack. The discovery was made public in the European Heart Journal and is the result of research on 150 people, led by Francesco Violi, Director of the 1st Medical Clinic of the University Hospital Umberto I. The discovery could lay the foundations for both a preventive heart attack vaccine and for targeted therapies to be administered in the acute phase.

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