Heart and Blood Vessels

Heart and Blood Vessels - DC Action

Dyskeratosis Congenita may be associated with increased risk of atherosclerosis, especially in older people or those who have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Atherosclerosis causes heart attacks and strokes. Monitoring and if necessary, treatment of high cholesterol and high blood pressure reduces these risks.

Avoiding smoking, taking regular exercise and consumption of a healthy diet is also extremely important.