New thesis on the cause of arteriosclerosis
Cardiovascular diseases, like heart attacks and strokes, rank among the most common fatal diseases world-wide and in Germany, where cardiovascular problems account for 40% of all deaths.
For some time now, the close connection between heart attacks and infections has been a well-known fact. But the question remained as to how they were connected. Based on his many years of professional experience, heart surgeon Axel Haverich has developed a theory that sheds a new light on arteriosclerosis.