Risk Factors of Progeria
The major risks that are typically associated with Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome are heart attacks and strokes. Heart attacks or myocardial infarctions are caused when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are blocked thereby reducing the amount of oxygen received by the heart. Heart attacks permanently damage the heart muscle. A stroke which was previously known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is caused when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed. This can happen due to a lack of blood flow caused by a block or hemorrhage resulting in inability to move one or more limbs on one side of the body, loss of vision and ability to understand or formulate speech.