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2013-05-06 11:17:38

Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs, an established treatment for cancer patients, could offer a novel therapeutic approach to decrease levels of inflammation in the atherosclerotic plaques of patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), reported an abstract´ study at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, May 5 to 8 in Berlin, Germany. "Our results should act as a stimulus for further exploration of...

2013-04-22 22:26:39

Heart disease and approximately half of all strokes are the results of advanced atherosclerosis with damaged endothelium, the inner lining of blood vessels. In 2009, the direct and indirect annual cost of heart disease and stroke was approximately $312.6 billion. Projections are for the total cost of heart disease to increase from $523 to $1.126 billion from 2013 to 2030. And by 2030, it is expected that there will be more than 148 million of the US population would have heart disease....

Mummy CT Scans Show Even Ancient Cultures Dealt With Heart Disease
2013-03-11 07:41:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Modern lifestyle factors — those that include smoking, eating fatty foods and lack of exercise — have been associated with unhealthy hearts for decades. But a new study in The Lancet suggests this decades-old health issue is in fact much older — at least 4,000 years older. The evidence comes from CT scans of ancient mummies, where researchers found calcification in their arteries, which suggests hardening of the...

2013-02-08 23:00:10

The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) (http://www.shapesociety.org) promotes public awareness for early detection of heart attacks and stroke by introducing the Valentie a fashionable red tie with a stylistic heart motif that is indicative of SHAPE's healthy heart mission. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) (http://www.shapesociety.org), a nonprofit organization that promotes public awareness and...


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