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Ultrasound creates better picture of cardiovascular health

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new and more accurate way to distinguish between harmful and harmless plaque in the blood vessels by using ultrasound. This can help healthcare providers determine the risk of strokes and heart attacks - which means avoiding unnecessary surgery for many patients.

28/03/2016

Photo: Physician examines a man's neck using ultrasound

Magnus Cinthio and Tobias Erlöv check for harmful plaques in the carotid artery using ultrasound technique; ©Lund University/ Jonas Andersson