caused by the deposition of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of blood vessels, hampering the
passage of oxygen and
materials to the various areas of the human body.
It is the most important cause of heart
and strokes, as well as
of the brain (or early
The onset may be at 30 years
may continue until 45.
It is more
, women have the same risk index (before protect the
Fatty tissue that builds up from youth in the inner layers of vessels, causing inflammation and its deposit of
, reducing the elasticity and the size of them interfering with blood flow.
Signs and symptoms.
Not usually appear until it is well advanced.
The most characteristic symptoms
on the body part most affected and the extent of it.
are obvious signs of damage caused by
that result from the disruption of the blood vessels of the brain and
Adults older than 60 years.
Reducing risk factors:
Diet low in animal fats and rich in unsaturated fats.
Regular physical exercise.
Scrupulously follow medication in case of
Diagnosis and Treatment.
The diagnosis is made by clinical, biochemical, electrocardiogram, exercise
test and other affected depending on the device.
The final diagnosis is made through angiorradiología.
Will be carried out additional tests to diagnose potential risk factors, such as
blood glucose test.
The treatment of risk factors is
, abnormal lipids,
The surgical treatment is recommended in cases of high risk.
This is done through angioplasty, bypass or endarterectomy, with or without implantation of
The line of inquiry that can produce better results in
will be the replacement gene in affected areas.
are advised to follow the following diets:
Diet low in salt "broad".
Strict diet low in salt.
Low - fat diet (protection biliopancreatic -
Disturbances of heart
which is known more every day.
Medication and hygienic measures and proper treatment can prolong life for many years,
remains one of the worst
with long - term consequences.