Cardiology pp 503-507 | Cite as

Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis of the Cerebral and Coronary Arteries

  • Kenzo Tanaka
  • Junichi Masuda

Abstract

An association between cerebrovascular diseases and cardiac diseases has been recognised.1,2Three mechanisms are considered to contribute to the relation between them:
  1. 1.

    Cardiac diseases and cerebrovascular diseases are linked through common risk factors, e.g. hypertension, serum lipids and cigarette smoking.

     
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    Cerebral hypoperfusion due to impaired cardiac function contributes to the development of cerebral infarction and cerebral ischemia.

     
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    Thromboembolization from the heart associated with myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease, etc.

     

Keywords

Cerebrovascular Disease Cerebral Infarction Rheumatic Heart Disease Cerebral Hypoperfusion Aortic Atherosclerosis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenzo Tanaka
    • 1
  • Junichi Masuda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyFaculty of Medicine Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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