Blocking inflammation could save lives from diseases like Cardiovascular attacks

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Massive Trials to Test Inflammation Hypothesis

Author: Jennifer Couzin-Frankel

More than 20 years ago, cardiologist Paul Ridker of Brigham and Women’s Hospital began nurturing the idea that inflammation is deeply intertwined with cardiovascular disease. Ridker has never been able to prove that the body’s inflammatory response causes heart attacks—or that blocking it can save lives. But he has built his case bit by bit. Now, his theory is being put to the test in a pair of massive clinical trials, both of which he’s heading. One was launched last year by Novartis, and the other was announced last month by the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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  1. Venkat Karra

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    and made the following comments:
    Ashraf Siddiqi: Thats interesting. May I know what are the inflamatory conditions prediposed to cardiovascular attacks..

    Venkat Karra: following was my response

    DR. Venkat S. Karra, Ph.D. • hope the following info help answer…

    1. http://benthamscience.com/cdtia/sample/iadt8-5/0003L.pdf
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    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14561159
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    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17697156
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    1. http://www.theheart.org/article/766983.do
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    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22238841
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    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22042881
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    1. http://atvb.ahajournals.org/content/20/6/1536.full
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    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16470012
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    1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17319458
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    10. http://www.nature.com/labinvest/journal/v85/n1/full/3700215a.html

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