MRI technique indicates whether drugs are working to lower cholesterol

10/12/2004 | MSNBC

A modified use of magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, shows success in indicating whether cholesterol-lowering drugs are working and can help doctors better understand how the drugs work, a new study says. Researchers improved their MRI sensitivity by putting extra coil rings around the chests of 29 patients, and found artery-blocking plaque was thinning after six months of statin treatment.

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