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July 15, 2021
Welcome to our series of posts on Endothelial Dysfunction, which will cover a range of topics related to the endothelium and its role in health and disease:
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of death worldwide, cutting short an estimated 17.9 lives annually, according to the World Health Organization. Approximately four out of five of those deaths is attributed to heart attack and stroke.[I]
A growing body of evidence indicates that the underlying cause of most CVD is endothelial dysfunction caused by damage to the endothelial lining of the coronary arteries.
We must look at the physiology, function, and dysfunction of the vascular endothelium to understand CVD. We can then intervene to slow the progression of CVD or, preferably, take early steps to prevent it all together.
This series of posts on Endothelial Dysfunction will cover a range of topics related to the endothelium and its role in health and disease including:
[i] World Health Organization. Cardiovascular Diseases. Retrieved November 30, 2020 from https://www.who.int/health-topics/cardiovascular-diseases/#tab=tab_1