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Bacteria Help Explain Why Stress, Fear Trigger Heart Attacks, Binghamton University Study



6/11/2014 6:50:21 AM

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Scientists believe they have an explanation for the axiom that stress, emotional shock, or overexertion may trigger heart attacks in vulnerable people. Hormones released during these events appear to cause bacterial biofilms on arterial walls to disperse, allowing plaque deposits to rupture into the bloodstream, according to research published in published today in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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