Uso del tabaco - efecto sobre las arterias

This animation shows the difference between a smoker's and non-smoker's artery

Aquí se muestra la comparación entre una arteria afectada por placa en un fumador y en un no fumador. La arteria del fumador está en mayor riesgo de desarrollar complicaciones, pues fumar contrae las arterias, lo que las predispone a la coagulación al alterar la función de las plaquetas y la coagulación de la sangre. El resultado es el bloqueo de la arteria.

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  • Last reviewed on 10/10/2008
  • Larry A. Weinrauch, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Private practice specializing in Cardiovascular Disease, Watertown, MA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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