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Wed, Feb 04

Can FDA-approved ‘nanoparticle’ warn of stroke, heart attacks?

Roughly 600,000 people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease. It is the country’s leading cause of death.

It is also one of the most baffling. About half of heart disease victims die suddenly without showing any symptoms.

For more than a decade Dr. Pamela Woodard, a radiologist at Washington University’s School of Medicine, along with other researchers around the country, have been working on developing a procedure that could serve as an early warning system for people at risk of having a stroke or a sudden heart attack.

Read more from the Chicago Tribune here.