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Cardiologists initiate STILETTO study to investigate treatment options for women with chest pain
Date:2/24/2009

th and assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

"There are currently no other randomized trials comparing the effectiveness of such therapy in women with cardiac symptoms, normal coronary arteries but evidence of coronary endothelial dysfunction," commented Neil Stone, MD, medical director of the Center for Vascular Disease and professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Study participants will undergo endothelial dysfunction testing, a procedure where medication is injected into the coronary arteries to directly assess endothelial response of the arteries, in order to identify women who may be likely to develop coronary artery disease and who would benefit from aggressive lifestyle and medical interventions. These interventions include dietary counseling, exercise, and medical treatment targeting improving the endothelial dysfunction.


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Contact: Amy Dobrozsi
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital
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