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Stable plaque or heart attack plaque? USC researcher builds new sensor to tell which is which
Date:11/23/2009

dergo angiograms, according to the National Institutes of Health. Heart attacks are the leading cause of deaths in the United States, accounting for approximately one-fifth of total annual mortality according to the American Hearth Association.

And "coronary artery disease is rising worldwide because of changes in diet in developing nations, and parallel increases in obesity and diabetes in the West," said Hsiai.

Hsiai's lab recently received a funding in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds from the National Institutes of Health to pursue the research.


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Contact: Eric Mankin
mankin@usc.edu
213-821-1887
University of Southern California
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