Arteriosclerosis Package

Atherosclerosis is a specific type of arteriosclerosis characterised by the narrowing of arteries due to the accumulation of fatty deposits, which may lead to myocardial infarction, cerebral apoplexy or peripheral vascular disease. With atherosclerosis being the leading cause of death and disability in industrialised countries, prevention and treatment of this condition represent a key area within the field of preventive medicine.