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By Chourmouzios Arampatzis, Eugene P McFadden, Lampros K Michalis, Renu Virmani, Patrick W. Serruys

Coronary Atherosclerosis: present administration and remedy addresses the prime reason behind dying around the globe - coronary artery illness. Atherosclerosis has a vast variety of ailment manifestations counting on the measure of the stenosis, and the practical prestige of the coronary plaque and is a illness cardiologists deal with on a daily basis. occurrence of coronary artery sickness is expanding as a better variety of humans live Read more...

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The increased risk was present in all age groups, from 40 to 89 years, and there was a doubling of mortality due to CVD for every 20 mmHg increase for systolic or 10 mmHg increase for diastolic blood pressure (13). In addition, longitudinal data obtained from the Framingham Heart Study indicate that blood pressure values in the range 130–139/85–89 mmHg are associated with a more than twofold increase in the relative risk of CVD compared with blood pressure levels below 120/80 mmHg (12). The large physiological variations in blood pressure impose that, to diagnose hypertension, blood pressure should be measured in each individual more than one time on separate occasions.

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The LDL-cholesterol target in this category is <130 mg/dL. The third category consists of persons with zero to one risk factor. The LDL-cholesterol target in this category is <160 mg/dL. The major risk factors included in the NCEP-ATP III recommendations are cigarette smoking, blood pressure ≥140/90 mmHg or on antihypertensive medication, low HDL-cholesterol (<40 mg/dL), family history of premature coronary heart disease, and age ≥45 years in men or ≥55 years in women. After the publication of the ATP III guidelines, several important trials on cholesterol lowering have been published.

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