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2013-08-12 11:28:38

Proliferation of immune cells within plaques is key mechanism, potential treatment target New insights into the development of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques could lead to better treatment or prevention of heart attacks and strokes. In a report being published online in Nature Medicine, researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Systems Biology re-evaluated previous assumptions regarding the role of inflammatory cells in atherosclerosis and found that the...

2013-08-01 08:37:18

Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease with accumulation of cholesterol in the vessel walls. The atherosclerotic plaque is built up throughout life and when it ruptures it leads to heart attack or stroke. T cells are important immune cells able to direct the immune response; they are present in the plaques at all stages and signal to other cells through contact or secretion of cytokines, a type of hormone-like signal molecules. In the present study the researchers have identified a...

2013-07-29 23:21:33

The resolution (HR 1359) is intended to rally broad support from all segments of the Texas community to raise awareness of the significant role that elevated blood pressure (hypertension) plays in cardiovascular disease including sudden death from heart attacks and stroke. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 A Resolution to establish Texas Blood Pressure Day as an annual event each September 1st was passed by the Texas Legislature to raise public awareness of the importance of knowing your...

2013-07-18 11:32:21

May Lead Way to Predicting and Preventing Heart Attacks We may be closer to predicting who is at risk for a heart attack, according to a recently published Spectrum Health study. Researchers with Spectrum Health's Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute used new imaging technology on patients being treated for heart attacks. The imaging technology allowed researchers to identify the characteristic makeup, or signature, of arterial plaque blocking an artery and causing a heart...

2013-06-18 11:39:56

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that 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. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. "This is an important study, because it demonstrates that atherosclerosis in an artery outside the heart is an independent predictor of adverse...

2013-06-17 23:00:23

In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that 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. Results of the study are published online, June 18, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta...


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