Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Carotid Artery MRI Can Help In Predicting Possibilities Of Heart Attacks And Strokes

The scientists used ultrasound technique to evaluate carotid wall width and MRI to determine carotid oral plaque structure and the renovating catalog of changes in boat size. Picture results were compared with heart activities, such as strokes, heart stroke and loss of life, for an average of 5.5 years after evaluation. Studies have long known that some arterial oral plaque is more dangerous because of its weaknesses to crack. MRI can identify features of insecure oral plaque, such as a fat primary with a slim “floating " fibrous cap. David A. Bluemke, M.D, Ph.D., from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md said"We studied asymptomatic individuals with a low risk of cardiovascular events at baseline and used noninvasive imaging to predict the risk of an event downstream”. "This is the first population-based prospective study to determine if vulnerable plaque features by MRI add to the risk of a cardiovascular event beyond the traditional risk factors."

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