The Spanish Society of Cardiology (SEC) recommends that only the extraction of tonsils Y appendix when other treatments have not been successful. A study showed that in the cases in which the extractions of these organs There is a risk of suffering an acute myocardial infarction.
"It is important not to alert the population about these interventions, since the study only suggests the existence of a possible causal relationship, which we recommend from the SEC, is that they only take place in cases in which another type of treatment has not been effective, "says the vice secretary of the SEC, the doctor Alfonso Varela Román to the Europa Press agency.
The expert recommends avoiding preventive interventions, "since several studies conducted in recent years, show that the removal of these lymphoid organs secondary is not as irrelevant as it was believed. "
The research published in the European Heart Journal indicates that the removal of the tonsils before the age of 20 increases in 44% the risk of suffering an acute myocardial infarction while the extirpation of the appendix does it in 33% .
"What is becoming increasingly evident with studies like this is the role that inflammation plays in the development of arteriosclerosis , which in turn can lead to a heart attack ", continues Román, who adds that" the presence of inflammatory mediators in the coronary arteries favors the development of the atheromatous plaque and can trigger a heart attack ".