1. Imaging Biomarkers in Atherosclerosis Trials

    Imaging Biomarkers in Atherosclerosis Trials
    Atherosclerosis and its thrombotic complications are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries, and the burden of atherosclerotic disease is expected to increase even further in the coming decades due to soaring obesity rates that feed the diabetes epidemic. There is, therefore, a clear need for new drugs targeting atherosclerosis to add to our current therapeutic armamentarium. Drug approval currently is based on multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trials with long-term follow-up in thousands of patients to demonstrate clear benefits in mortality and cardiovascular events and to allow adequate assessment of safety. Cardiovascular drug development has become a hostage ...
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