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    1. NIH grants $1.4 Million to WPI to continue study of arterial plaque

      NIH grants $1.4 Million to WPI to continue study of arterial plaque
      Led by Dalin Tang, the WPI research team aims to develop powerful diagnostic tools that will enable physicians to predict the likelihood of plaque rupture, which is responsible for most heart attacks and strokes A Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) research team has received a four-year, $1.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a groundbreaking study of arterial plaque. This research could lead to tools that will enable physicians to predict the likelihood of plaque rupture, which is responsible for most heart attacks and strokes. Led by Dalin Tang, PhD, professor of mathematical sciences and ...
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    2. Volcano lauds revised guidelines for treating severe coronary artery disease patients

      Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of products for the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, reacted positively to the new guidelines for treating coronary disease and heart attacks using percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure that treats narrowed blood vessels. Based on the strength of the latest clinical data supporting the usage of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) elevated the level of evidence for FFR in their guidelines from Level B ...
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