Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the industrialized nations of the world. Most cases of CHD are caused by atherosclerosis, the accumulation of fatty deposits in the artery walls. High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other factors seem to increase the likelihood of heart disease. Diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fats contribute to the elevation of lipid (fat) levels in the blood and the progression of atherosclerosis.
Management of cardiovascular disease means avoiding adverse events. Below are just a few things that are essential to patient survival and care.
- Identifying important risk factors
- Making a fast diagnosis and prognosis
- Monitoring therapeutic success
- Estimating the individual cardiovascular risk
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