LOUIS N. KATZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The rôle of diet and hormones in the prevention of myocardial infarction is not definitely established, but the evidence available today strongly suggests that they do play an important rôle. Their effects are dependent chiefly upon four modes of action:
1. An alteration of the personality, motivation and drive of the individual, which may place undue strain upon a vulnerable vasculature and may be the immediate precipitating cause of the infarction.
2. The development of hypertension, which accelerates "wear and tear" of the coronary arteries and, in the presence of the atherogenic trigger mechanism, hastens atherosclerosis.
3. The development
KATZ LN. THE RÔLE OF DIET AND HORMONES IN THE PREVENTION OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION*†. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:930–941. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-43-5-930
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(5):930-941.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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