DOI: 10.36660/ijcs.20210117
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Abstract: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of multifactorial etiology. It results from endothelial aggression and affects the tunica intima of medium and large caliber arteries. 1,2 Several factors that contribute to the development of this disease are modifiable, such as systemic arterial hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. The main non-modifiable risk factors are genetics, male gender, and age. 3 The atherogenic process begins in the early stages of life an… Show more

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