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Micro X-ray CT: Assessment of Peripheral Obstructive Arterial Disease

The peripheral obstructive arterial disease develops when blood vessels narrow due to arteriosclerosis and blood flow in the legs (or sometimes the arms) becomes clogged. Intermittent claudication is when blood flow disturbances in a limb cause pain, numbness, or coldness during physical activity. In severe cases, where the tissue has gone without blood for too long and dies, the limb may have to be amputated. This research result was posted online in the Journal of American Heart Association.

Therapeutic Immunomodulation In Heart Failure

The early cardiac infiltration of monocyte-derived macrophages contributes to the development of pathological hypertrophy and fibrosis, required for the expansion of cardiac and lymphoid CD4+ and CD8+ T cells and the transition to heart failure.