Cardiology

Ultrasound-assisted laser technique vaporizes artery plaque

Atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque, can lead to heart disease, artery disease, and chronic kidney disease and is traditionally treated by inserting and inflating a balloon to expand the artery. Other treatments based on ...

Neuroscience

Atherosclerotic plaques 'talk' with the brain

A new study shows the existence of a connection between atherosclerotic plaques and the central nervous system. This previously unknown "circuit" involves three systemically acting tissues, the immune system, the nervous ...

Cardiology

Spotting and hearing heart attacks before they strike

If heart attacks blared a warning signal, patients would have a better chance of avoiding them. That's the idea behind a new imaging technique developed by a Spartan-led team of researchers.

Medical research

Discovery reveals potential way to prevent heart attacks, strokes

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a potential way to head off heart attacks and strokes by strengthening the fibrous caps overlying atherosclerotic plaques that naturally accumulate ...

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