TY - CHAP A1 - Joshua Chadwick Jayaraj A2 - Karapet Davatyan A3 - S.S. Subramanian A4 - Jemmi Priya ED1 - Burak Pamuk├žu Y1 - 2019-01-03 PY - 2019 T1 - Epidemiology of Myocardial Infarction N2 - Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is still the most common cause of death among adults. Its prevalence is increasing in developing countries and despite all advances in both diagnostic tools and treatment modalities, it is still very common in the developed world. Obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia and overuse of dietary salt play a pivotal role in increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Current clinical efforts are mainly focused on the diagnosis and treatment of myocardial infarction. In this book, we provide epidemiological data on myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, current diagnostic biochemical tests and management strategies. A specific patient group, children, experiencing myocardial infarction are also addressed. Current advances in the management of myocardial infarction have decreased the morbidity and mortality from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and especially myocardial infarction; however, more can be achieved by the prevention of atherosclerotic processes via focusing on the early stages of the disease. BT - Myocardial Infarction SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74768 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.74768 SN - 978-1-78984-869-4 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-25 ER -