Study: Radionuclide-based therapy shows promise for CVD

05/23/2013 | Healio

Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy with radiolabeled somatostatin analogs could allow for the treatment of inflammation in the atherosclerotic plaques associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study presented at a nuclear cardiology conference. PET/CT scans showed that treatment with lutetium-177 DOTATATE can lead to significant reductions in vessel absorption of the ligand, the study said. "Our results should act as a stimulus for further exploration of radionuclide-based interventions in atherosclerosis," said researcher Imke Schatka from the Hannover Medical School in Germany.

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