Prevent cardiovascular disease, it is possible!

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 180,000 deaths a year in France, often in connection with individual risk taking. Meeting in symposium at the initiative of the French Federation of Cardiology, hospital cardiologists made the point on cardiovascular risk factors.

Aside from heredity, gender and age, the main cardiovascular risk factors are editable and are therefore those that prevention Act: cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and physical inactivity.


Prevention, a major issue!
Among these factors, the less expensive and cannot “easily” be modified is stopping smoking: tobacco judgment prevents thrombosis and myocardial infarction, decreases by 50% the risk of recidivism and mortality when he was arrested after the occurrence of a heart problem. A study ** for example showed that between 1975 and 1994, smoking has declined from 20% in Scotland, allowing to avoid 36% of cardiovascular. Continue reading “Prevent cardiovascular disease, it is possible!”

Stroke: what you need to know

The stroke is an abrupt shutdown of the blood flow to the brain. Vascular accidents are mostly secondary. They are due to either a clot located directly into the artery (and it does three times out of four), hemorrhage, is kind of breach of the walls of the vessel.

Of course, their severity depends on the location and the extent of brain damage. The consequences are, in general, immediate and are reflected by a neurological, motor or sensory deficit or loss of memory or speech.

what you need to know

Phenomena of variable recovery
The possibilities of recovery are fortunately very real. But they vary from one individual to another. Some meet 100% of their initial capacity, and the accident will be just a bad memory, others only partially recover and will have to fight every day to overcome their deficits. Continue reading “Stroke: what you need to know”

Stroke: a cascade of events

130 000 vascular accidents (CVAS) are registered each year in France. A quarter of people die. In the majority of cases, others keep more or less important sequelae or even more or less final!

Lesions obviously depend on the brain reached territory and the importance and type of circulatory arrest.

a cascade of events

Various consequences
They can touch the motor unit and leave half paralyzed body (hemiplegia), reach the sensory apparatus and create or edit, or make disappear the spatiotemporal cues or Finally, focus on language, reading or writing problems. Continue reading “Stroke: a cascade of events”