Servier – Medicographia


Stable coronary artery
disease: an evolving picture
Medicographia N°118

Studies of the pathology of coronaryarterydiseasedetermined that it is caused by atherosclerosis and the associated inflammatory processes, assumed to result from a modern lifestyle. However, evidence of atherosclerosis, in the aorta and major branches including coronary arteries, has been identified in mummies from different preindustrial and hunter-gatherer cultures of over 4000 years ago. Smoke exposure and chronic infection likely promoted the inflammation aspects of atherosclerosis. (…)

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