Asymptomatic Carotid Plaque Healing Mechanisms Observed

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 21:28 in Health & Medicine

Researchers have observed a noninvasive MR imaging a healing mechanism for plaque rupture, a potentially life-threatening event in the cardiovascular system that can result in a fatal heart attack or debilitating stroke. The untimely death of well-known television journalist Tim Russert, was due to the sudden rupture of a vulnerable plaque in a critical location in a coronary artery.

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