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Cardiology Management

Bacterial Cause behind Fatal Heart Complications

2015 21 May

A research team led by Professor Aras Kadioglu and Professor Cheng-Hock Toh at the University of Liverpool has shown that the cause of cardiac injury is a toxin called pneumolysin, which is released by the bacteria during infection. The researchers have discovered that this toxin could directly attack heart muscle cells, causing injury, damage and death.... Read more