Mini Review
Volume 8 Issue 6 - 2021
Physiopathological Considerations of Ischemic Heart Disease and its Risk Factors
Abel Muñoz Cedeño1* and Livan Hierrezuelo Fuentes2
15th Medicine Student, Faculty of Medicine “Enrique Cabrera”, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba
25th Dentistry Student, School of Dentistry “Raúl González Sánchez”, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Cuba
*Corresponding Author: Abel Muñoz Cedeño, 5th Medicine Student, Teaching Assistant in Paediatry, Faculty of Medicine “Enrique Cabrera”, University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Santiago de Las Vegas, Boyeros, Havana, Cuba.
Received: March 30, 2021; Published: May 27, 2021


Cardiovascular diseases, in its many variants and manifestations, account for the highest number of deaths in the world. Ischemic heart disease has a multifactorial origin, therefore, one risk factor must be considered in the context of the others. They are divided into two large groups: non-modifiable such as age, sex, family history and modifiable such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, smoking, diabetes, obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Expanding the study of the influence of each cardiovascular risk factor in the development of ischemic heart disease helps to reduce morbidity and mortality, and devise strategies to control the disease.

Keywords: Ischemic Heart Disease; Risk Factor; Atherosclerosis, Hypertension; Cardiovascular Diseases


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Citation: Abel Muñoz Cedeño and Livan Hierrezuelo Fuentes. “Physiopathological Considerations of Ischemic Heart Disease and its Risk Factors”. EC Cardiology 8.6 (2021): 33-39.

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