Search Tag: arterial plaque

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PET/CT Method Can Help Detect ‘Hardening’ of the Arteries

2015 14 Jul

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an imaging technique — combining positron emission tomography (PET) and CT — that uses sodium fluoride radiotracer to detect the build-up of unstable calcium deposits in arteries, a process that can cause heart attack and stroke. The new method, reported in the journal Nature Communications, could help... Read more

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Study Links Arterial Plaque with Diabetes, Cholesterol

2015 02 Jun

Results of a new study published in Radiology reveal that non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and increased “bad” cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals. “Most information to date about coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors in asymptomatic individuals has been derived from... Read more

Cardiology Management

Nanomedicine Therapy Improves Inflammation Inside Artery Plaque

2015 07 Apr

According to a study led by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a nanotherapeutic medicine can half the growth of artery plaque cells resulting in the fast reduction of the inflammation that may cause a heart attack. The study has been published in Science Advances. "In just one week our novel cell proliferation-specific approach... Read more

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High-Speed Imaging for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

2014 05 Nov

A new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser is now being commercialised. According to researchers, the system takes precise three-dimensional images of plaques lining arteries and identifies deposits that may rupture and cause heart... Read more

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Coronary Artery Plaque Associated with Liver Disease

2014 04 Nov

A new study has found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common liver disease. Both conditions were detected with a single CT examination, according to researchers who used coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for the study. Previous research has shown that CCTA can... Read more

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Study: CT Offers Measurement Tool for Arterial Plaque in Diabetic Patients

2014 23 Apr

The journal Radiology has published online the findings of a new multicenter study entitled "Coronary Artery Plaque Volume and Obesity in Patients with Diabetes: The Factor-64 Study." which investigates the role of CT in measuring arterial plaque. It appears that computed tomography (CT) angiography imaging of the coronary arteries provides a precise... Read more

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