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Still unknown
precursors
Natural selection of
metabolic adaptation
to starvation
Social
pressures
Industrial
society
External
community
factors
Personal
risk factors
and markers
Dietary excesses in
saturated fat, cholesterol
calories, salt
Hereditary
factors
Personality and
emotional stress
Cigarette
smoking
Lack of
exercise
Inadequate intake of
certain vitamins
Obesity
Overall body
tissue and
metabolic
changes
Diabetes or
cargohydrate
intolerance
Increased
catecholamines
Injury and inammation
of arterial lining
Coronary artery
distribution
High LDL or low
HDL cholesterol
rombotic
tendency
Hypertension
Heart-located
morphological
and physiological
underlying
conditions
Myocardial
susceptibility
Deciency in
collateral circulation
Signicant
coronary
atherosclerosis
Coronary
occlusion
Myocardial
infarction
Figure 2.10 Web of causes of myocardial infarction. (Redrawn with modiications from Primer of Epidemiology . Fifth Edition.
Edited by GD Friedman. McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, New York/London, 2004.)
 
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