New Method Lets Doctors See Hardening Of The Arteries

July 10, 2015

A radioactive agent first pioneered in the 1960s for the purpose of detecting bone cancer can be applied to highlighting the build-up of calcium deposits in arteries, a condition that can provoke heart attack and stroke, researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown.

The finding could help diagnosis of these conditions in at-risk patients and lead to the development of new medicines.

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