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La cardiologie preventive: strategies chez l'enfant

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Keywords
  • Cardiology
  • Prevention
  • Risk Factors
  • Childhood
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obesity/Complications
  • Human Health Sciences :: Pediatrics [D19]
  • Sciences De La Santé Humaine :: PéDiatrie [D19]

Abstract

The importance of preventive cardiology in youth has been established by several critical observations: there is evidence that the atherogenic process begins in childhood, and that the degree of atherogenesis is related to measurable risk factors present during childhood. The literature indicated that long-range prevention of atheroselerosis and its sequelae by control of those risk factors should begin in childhood. This article reviews the established risk factors, the identification of high-risk individuals, public health strategies for the promotion of health in the French Community of Belgium and treatment of high-risk individuals.

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