Cardiovascular molecular imaging: the road ahead.

@article{Majmudar2012CardiovascularMI,
  title={Cardiovascular molecular imaging: the road ahead.},
  author={Maulik D. Majmudar and Matthias Nahrendorf},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={673-6}
}
Despite significant advancements in medical and device-based therapies, cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Early detection of atherosclerosis, prevention of myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death, and modulation of adverse ventricular remodeling still remain elusive goals. Molecular imaging focuses on identifying critical cellular and molecular targets and therefore plays an integral role in understanding these biologic processes in vivo… CONTINUE READING
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