Author: Blas Noguerol Rodríguez. Former President of SEPA. Private Practice in Granada.
Published on: June 2014
Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in Spain, and specifically, myocardial infarction is the leading cause of death in men. In the vast majority of cases, ischemic heart disease, comprising angina pectoris, myocardial infarction and sudden death, is the result of coronary atherosclerosis which reduces blood flow to the myocardial wall, and its usual histopathological manifestation is atherosclerotic plaque.