Publication in Science - Dangerous gut-heart liaison


Researchers at the Kantonsspital St.Gallen have identified a new risk factor for inflammatory heart disease. As the scientific magazine Science reports in its November 15, 2019 issue, harmless gut bacteria can instruct the immune system to attack the heart, exacerbating damage and inflammation. These new findings make it possible for the first time to use targeted therapeutic approaches in this potentially fatal disease Link.