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Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke
Date:3/19/2008

t's stroke risk and guiding stroke-prevention therapies.

"It is a non-invasive marker that can help doctors identify the beginning stages of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, that is also associated with increased risk of stroke," Rundek said.

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The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about atherosclerosis.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCES: American Academy of Neurology, news release, March 19, 2008


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