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New Immune Target to Treat Cardiovascular Disease Discovered

December 15, 2022


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5-15 mins
SuPar Cells Plaque Blood Vessel
Presented by Health Lab

Medications like aspirin and statins are now being questioned in using them as a part of treatments for cardiovascular disease. A study led by Michigan Medicine has uncovered a protein produced by the immune system that causes atherosclerosis. Salim Hayek, M.D., physician-scientist and medical director, discusses targeting the immune component central to the development of atherosclerosis and the importance of this first-of-its-kind treatment.

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