Sunday, May 21, 2006

IN THE NEWS: from The Free Dictionary

For Some Patients, Seeing Is BelievingA new study found that patients who see pictures of the plaque accumulation in their own arteries are more likely to adhere to a treatment regimen. Patients in the study had their arteries examined by electron beam tomography; they were shown the resulting scans and informed of the severity of the blockage. Researchers found that the amount of plaque seen on the scan was an independent predictor that a patient would stay on lipid-lowering medicine. More on the subject...

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