Medical research

First-in-human imaging study shows improved heart attack prediction

Doctors need better ways to detect and monitor heart disease, the leading cause of death in industrialized countries. A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers with support from the National Institute of Biomedical ...

Cardiology

Plaque in arteries may not all be the same

A specific type of immune cell is more commonly found in arterial plaque from patients suffering from a recent stroke or mini-stroke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Vascular ...

Cardiology

A molecular atlas of postnatal mouse heart development

Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common causes of death in the Western world. Typically, MI is caused by the blockage of a coronary artery by an atherosclerotic plaque: as the oxygen supply of the heart drops, ...

Cardiology

Improved in vivo imaging of atherosclerotic plaque development

Atherosclerosis, a process involving the buildup of arterial plaque and an associated reduction in blood flow, is a major feature of cardiovascular diseases. Although advances have been made in characterizing how this buildup ...

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