Winter is the most dangerous season for heart attack (myocardial infarction).
Accumulation of cholesterol in a coronary artery overtime forms plaque. If the rapture of plaque happens, blood flow is blocked, resulting in death of heart muscle.
In winter when it gets cold, our blood vessels shrink not to release heat. As a result, the flow rate of blood goes up and blood pressure tends to go up suddenly. Plaque is easily damaged by the stimulation of blood flow which power increased.
With age, most people have more or less plaque.
How can we prevent heart attack without bursting plaque?
How to predict the occurrence of heart attack
There is common characteristics among people who have a heart attack.
There are two kinds of plaque. One is plaque which has the high possibility of bursting in the near future and another is plaque which doesn’t have the possibility. Plaque which has the high possibility of bursting emits a white light when MRI was taken on it.
So if the plaque in your coronary artery emits a white light, you have the high possibility to have a heart attack within a few years. On the contrary, if the plaque doesn’t emit a white light, you don’t need to worry about it so much.
The contents of the plaque with a white light is cholesterol invading the wall of blood vessel. The plaque is soft and easy to burst.
But everybody has more or less cholesterol in the blood vessels. What is the difference between people whose plaque emits a white light and people whose plaque doesn’t emit a white light?
Plaque of three persons whose cholesterol are more than the guide line was compared.
1. 67 years old male who doesn’t do any exercise for years, Cholesterol: 275 (Guide Line 220), Height: 172 cm, Weight: 53 kg
2. 53 years old male who likes high calorie meals as much as he had gout, Cholesterol: 250, Height: 168 cm, Weight: 60 kg
3. 52 years old female who likes carbohydrates, Cholesterol: 290, plumptious
Among these three people, 52 years old female had white shining plaque in her coronary artery. According to the condition of the light, it is not in the condition bursting soon, but if she leaves the plaque as it is, there is a high possibility that the plaque will burst within a few years.
What is the difference between 52 years old female who had white shining plaque and the other two who didn't?
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