Search Tag: Artherosclerosis

IMAGING Management

Atherosclerosis in Abdominal Aorta May Signal Future Heart Attack, Stroke

2013 18 Jun

Two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta — the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall — are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke, according to a study of more than 2,000 adults. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology.  “This is an important study, because... Read more

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CT Scans of Mummies Show Clogged Arteries

2013 04 May

Research published in The Lancet shows that our ancestors also suffered from clogged arteries. The researchers performed CT scans of 137 mummies from four continents and found artery plaque in every single population studied, from preagricultual hunter-gatherers in the Aleutian Islands to the ancient Puebloans of southwestern United States. Their... Read more