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Eight out of every 10 infarctions could be prevented by healthy habits


Posted 2019.01.18 18:53:46CET


90% of the infarcts are associated with risk factors that one chooses, such as sedentary lifestyle, tobacco or poor nutrition, which can have "devastating effects" on health, among which "worst" are Hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.

To avoid them, the Instituto Valenciá del Corazón (Insvacor) recalls that eight out of every 10 infarcts could be avoided by quitting smoking, practicing regular physical exercise and maintaining a healthy diet.

These healthy habits reduce blood pressure, lipid levels – cholesterol and triglycerides – and prevent diabetes or improve their control if you suffer, detail Vithas Nisa in a statement.

"The most worrying risk factors are diabetes and obesity, closely related to poor nutrition," said the president of the institution and cardiologist of the Vithas Nisa Valencia Health Centers in the Sea and Aigües Vives, Víctor Girbés, who has Recalled that Hospital October 9 offers the possibility of adding to the conventional medical check-up a study that places special emphasis on cardiovascular health.

As the person in charge of the unit of Revisions of this center, Dr. Manuel Angoso explained that they establish a series of tests that allow to assess the general condition of the patient, paying special attention to his cardiovascular health

"The opinion of our cardiologist is decisive, since if he thinks it necessary, he will perform other explorations that help establish a more accurate diagnosis of the heart and the patient's coronary arteries," he stressed.

The analysis of patient data in recent months has revealed that the pathology that is most frequently detected during the revisions is cardiac, present in 40% of the cases, although the specialist has He pointed out that in many patients two or more susceptible areas of improvement are detected.

He also highlighted the ability of medical check-ups to detect early stage pathologies, which "proves its preventive reach, especially relevant in the case of cardiac disorders."


"90% of the patients that come under medical check-ups come with recommendations that are important for their medical health," the doctor emphasized. In these reviews, the average age is around 55 years and three out of every four are men, a "surprising by decompensated" data.

The reviews give the patient a margin to change their life habits and receive pharmacological treatment to protect themselves from cardiovascular accidents with potentially serious consequences such as myocardial infarction or stroke.

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