Atherosclerotic plaques formed in the blood vessels rapture to form blood clots which obstruct the coronary arteries to cause heart attack. The plaques rapture as a result of inflammation there.
Now it has been seen that the bacteria found in the plaques are similar to those found in the mouth and intestine. Scientists presume those might have accessed from the gut. Pseudomonas luteola and Chlamydia pneumoniae were present in all atherosclerotic plaques they searched for.
The researchers also found that some of the bacteria in the mouth and gut correlated with biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease.
It may open up new doors to fight against heart attack