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NIH funds CWRU to investigate new imaging approach for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $1,118,556 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to investigate a new imaging approach for diagnosing peripheral arterial disease, a common and potentially serious circulatory problem.

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Because these techniques use contrast dye, they cannot always be used in patients with chronic kidney disease--which is increasingly prevalent in the United States due to rising rates of diabetes and hypertension.

The research is under the direction of Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, the Herman K. Hellerstein MD Professor of Medicine and Radiology and director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Rajagopalan is also division chief of cardiovascular medicine at University Hospitals Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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