Research on MRI screening for coronary artery disease – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Using a new imaging technique may lead to early screening of coronary artery disease.
Gharib: We found that this technique is quite successful.
Narrator: Dr. Ahmed Gharib at the NIH says the potential for this technique is to directly detect hardening or thickening of coronary artery walls which is a direct measurement of early-stage coronary artery disease.
Gharib: At a certain point, if it is thickened then we can say okay this is a little bit above the normal.
Narrator: More research is needed to better identify exactly what a normal thickness is for coronary arteries. For details on coronary artery disease, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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