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2014-04-25 08:20:19

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. At issue is the plaque that builds up in arteries as we age. Some types of plaque are deemed “vulnerable,” meaning that they are more likely to detach from the artery wall and cause heart...

2014-03-04 16:12:53

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers have long known that some arterial plaque is more dangerous because of its vulnerability to rupture. MRI can discern features of vulnerable plaque, such as a lipid core with a thin fibrous cap. This ability makes MRI a...

2014-03-03 23:00:09

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online, March 4, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular...

2014-02-07 13:07:44

A step toward indentifying plaques vulnearble to rupture and cause heart attack and stroke A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. The technology is a step toward creating a non-invasive method of identifying plaques vulnerable to rupture–the cause of heart attack and stroke—in time for treatment....

2013-08-12 14:16:37

The growth of deadly plaque inside the walls of arteries may not happen as scientists believed, research from the University of Toronto and Massachusetts General Hospital has found. The research also suggests a new potential target in the treatment of atherosclerosis, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and death globally. The research team found that macrophages, white blood cells that drive atherosclerosis, replicate inside plaques. Moreover, this growth is not reliant on cells...

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...

2013-07-18 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...

2013-03-22 23:04:43

GUARDaHEART, a non-profit foundation committed to raising awareness about Heart Disease prevention, held a heart health event on March 20, 2013 at the State Capitol of California. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2013 GUARDaHEART, a non-profit foundation committed to raising awareness about Heart Disease prevention, held a heart health event on March 20, 2013 at the State Capitol hosted by Assemblyman Don Wagner, R-Irvine and Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point to celebrate the State...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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