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Health Ministry holds Atherothrombosis clinic in Al Qassimi Hospital.

Summary: The UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend.  Ministry of Health recently held a one-day clinic in Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah to raise public awareness of atherothrombosis. The clinic was part of a series of one-day clinics organized in major hospitals and primary healthcare centers across the UAE to increase awareness about atherothrombotic risk and its complications among at-risk patients.

Health Ministry holds Atherothrombosis clinic in Al Qassimi Hospital

One-day clinic part of campaign launched by the Ministry and Sanofi-aventis to increase awareness of the devastating dev·as·tate  
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1. To lay waste; destroy.

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The UAE Ministry of Health recently held a one-day clinic in Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah to raise public awareness of atherothrombosis. The clinic was part of a series of one-day clinics organized in major hospitals and primary healthcare centers across the UAE to increase awareness about atherothrombotic risk and its complications among at-risk patients.

The clinics are organized as part of the Atherothrombosis SOS SOS, code letters of the international distress signal. The signal is expressed in International Morse code as … — — — … (three dots, three dashes, three dots).  program launched jointly by the Ministry of Health and Sanofi-aventis.

Commenting on the atherothrombosis clinics, His Excellency HIS EXCELLENCY. A title given by the constitution of Massachusetts to the governor of that commonwealth. Const. part 2, c. 2, s. 1, art. 1. This title is customarily given to the governors of the other states, whether it be the official designation in their constitutions and laws or not.  Dr. Ali Ahmed Bin Shakar, Director General of the UAE Ministry of Health, said, C[pounds sterling]Despite the fact that atherothrombosis diseases are the leading cause of death in the UAE and the world over, there has been insufficient awareness about the risk factors of atherothrombosis and about effective ways to prevent and control the disease. Organizing specialized clinics such as these will help to keep atherothrombotic diseases in check by facilitating early detection and providing access to expert counsel to at-risk patients.C[yen]

During the one-day clinics, patients at risk are examined using Doppler machines, supplied by Sanofi-aventis, to help in early detection of atherothrombotic diseases. Patient information leaflets and DVDs in both English and Arabic are also distributed during the clinics. The first atherothrombosis clinic was held in Tawam Hospital in Al Ain This article is about the city in the United Arab Emirates. For the city in Lebanon, see El Ain.

Al Ain (Arabic: العين
, followed by Rashid Hospital in Dubai and Al-Noor Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Several leading hospitals and primary healthcare clinics in the UAE are scheduled to host similar one-day clinics in the coming weeks.

The atherothrombosis clinics will be held again in the same hospitals in November 2008. Sanofi-aventis has informed that more activities are planned in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to assist in early detection and better management of the disease.

The Atherothrombosis SOS (which stands for CyScreen.Observe.SurviveCO) program was launched on April 21, 2008 to coincide with the first CyUAE National Atherothrombosis DayCO. The campaign kicked off with a free check-up on blood glucose blood glucose Diabetology The principal sugar produced by the body from food–especially carbohydrates, but also from proteins and fats; glucose is the body's major source of energy, is transported to cells via the circulation and used by cells in the presence , blood pressure and waist circumference organized at the Ibn Battuta Mall The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel Ali Village. It is named after famous traveller and explorer Ibn Battuta. The project was completed by the Nakheel Properties group in early 2005.  in Dubai to increase awareness about the risk factors of atherothrombosis among the public.

According to doctors from leading hospitals in the UAE, the campaign has been helping to raise public awareness of atherothrombosis and contributing to the early detection of the disease and treatment readiness of hospitals.

C[pounds sterling]The Atherothrombosis SOS program being an ongoing initiative, it may be several months before we can assess the full impact of this campaign among the medical fraternity and the general public. However, going by our experiences over the weeks since the programCOs launch, we can reasonably conclude that the campaign has already made a tangible difference, as more and more people have been coming forward for check-ups and to learn about preventive measures,C[yen] said Dr. Haitham Hassoun, Head of Vascular Surgery Department in Tawam Hospital.

Dr. Deena Al Qedrah, Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at the Rashid Hospital in Dubai, expressed similar sentiments, observing that the initial response to the campaign has been highly encouraging. C[pounds sterling]The need of the hour is to educate the public about the risk factors for atherothrombosis and other cardiovascular diseases and encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle, and campaigns such as these would go a long way in achieving this goal. The emphasis should be on how best to prevent the disease,C[yen] Dr. Deena said. C[pounds sterling]As for patients with atherothrombosis, it is imperative that they take their medication on time, control their diet, exercise regularly and stay away from smoking.C[yen]

Atherothrombotic diseases are the leading cause of death in the UAE. Caused by thickening of the artery walls, atherothrombosis is an underlying common cause of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths Co conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Over time, cholesterol and other fatty materials form plaque on the walls of blood vessels Blood vessels

Tubular channels for blood transport, of which there are three principal types: arteries, capillaries, and veins. Only the larger arteries and veins in the body bear distinct names.
. This build-up leads to a hardening of arteries hard·en·ing of arteries
The condition of arteriosclerosis.
, making it difficult for smooth blood flow. Atherothrombosis occurs when a blood clot blood clot
A semisolid, gelatinous mass of coagulated blood that consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a fibrin network.
 forms on the plaque in the wall of a blood vessel blood vessel
An elastic tubular channel, such as an artery, a vein, a sinus, or a capillary, through which the blood circulates.

blood vessel(s),
n the network of muscular tubes that carry blood.
, reducing or completely blocking the flow of blood to specific parts of the body. Blood clots Blood Clots Definition

A blood clot is a thickened mass in the blood formed by tiny substances called platelets. Clots form to stop bleeding, such as at the site of cut.
 formed in arteries leading to the heart or brain, can cause heart attacks or strokes.

The disease, named from a derivative of atheroma atheroma /ath·er·o·ma/ (ath?er-o´mah) a mass or plaque of degenerated thickened arterial intima, occurring in atherosclerosis.

n. pl.
, the fatty deposit in the blood vessel, and thrombosis, the formation of a blood clot, most commonly affects the heart, brain and legs. The parts affected by the disease suffer the consequences of an inadequate blood supply, namely poor function, tissue damage or death.A[umlaut umlaut (m`lout) [Ger.,=transformed sound], in inflection, variation of vowels of the type of English man to men. ] 2008 Al Bawaba (

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