International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Boston, 2009

Carol General News

Dr. Libby’s discussion on Atherosclerosis as an Inflammatory disease: The Unstable Atherosclerotic Plaque (Dr. Peter Libby – Boston, MA, USA) Dr. Libby started out by eloquently discussing “event reality” – basically a thrombus that blocks the flow of blood rather than a cholesterol build-up.  We all know the strongest evidence for this comes from the IVUS work.  Prior to IVUS, …

Arterial Inflammation Biomarkers

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Story by Dr. Bradley Bale in July edition of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory Link: Arterial Inflammation Biomarkers  (External URL) Link: Digital Issue  (External URL)

Dr. Bale to be on Larry King Live

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Several exciting things have developed about which I would like to inform you. I was asked by Larry King to be a member of an expert medical panel to discuss sudden cardiac death and how it can be prevented. This is being sponsored by the Larry King Cardiac Foundation and will occur September 22, 2008 from 10 am to 11 …

Notes from Amy

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Tim Russert, age 58, moderator of Meet the Press and National political correspondent, died of a massive heart attack in his office on Friday June 13th, 2008. He went to work that morning completely asymptomatic and dropped dead around 11 am. The news is reporting that he had a “coronary thrombosis” which is a fancy way of saying “heart attack”. …

Another look at ENHANCE

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Normal IMT progression is approximately 0.01mm annually. There was no statistical difference between the Simvastatin (Zocor) arm and the Simvastatin/Ezetimibe (Vytorin) arm in IMT values at the end of the two year trial. There were no safety concerns revealed in the study regarding treatment with the two drugs. The population selected for the study included a very unique heterozygous familial …