Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and most likely is the same in developed countries. These include coronary heart disease and myocardial infarcts.
There are many factors that precipitate coronary artery disease. These include: Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, Lipid abnormalities, and Smoking. The common denominator to all of these if from Inflammation.
As a former Cardiac Anesthesiologist, one wonders the following:
Firstly, what is the single underlying trigger that causes millions of individuals to undergo extensive cardiovascular work-ups.