Felipe Ptriz, Secretary of State for Research and Emilio Botn, president of Banco Santander have inaugurated today in Banco Santander Finantial City (located in Boadilla del Monte) the new facilities for developing the first imaging tests included in PESA (Progression of Early Subclinical Atherosclerosis) CNIC-Santander study. The research set up by National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) and Grupo Santander is aimed at improving Early detection of Cardiovascular disorders and is lead by Valentn Fuster, MD, PhD, Chairman of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) and Mount Sinai Heart Director in New York.
Those facilities have been designed for improving Spanish Research and Development and will host a module for exploration, with innovative equipment that includes last generation imaging techniques, thoracic CAT, tridimensional and bidimensional carotid ultrasound and abdominal ultrasound, among others.
Those tests will bring in more information concerning the presence of Early cardiovascular diseases. In case of monitoring any subclinic pathology, participants will be able to deeply analyze it by using tests with Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Positron emission tomography (PET), provided with the most advanced imaging technologies that will be installed soon at CNIC venue.
The inauguration represents the beginning of the second stage of this study, just after the first group of volunteers has concluded the first trial, which consisted on a medical diagnosis, physical test and measures: Weight, Size, Waist perimeter, Arterial pressure level and Electrocardiogram. Meanwhile, Banco Santander employees keep enrolling daily (eight people per day is forecasted) giving this chance up to 4.000 employees between 40 y 54 years, the main target of the study.
During the inaugural session, Felipe Prez, Secretary of State for Research, has pointed out that "this centre is a good example of two of the goals Minist
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