New thesis on the cause of arteriosclerosis

Prof. Axel Haverich declares infections induce clogging of arteries.

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.