Emerging applications of nanomedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

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Abstract

Nanomedicine is an emerging field that utilizes nanotechnology concepts for advanced therapy and diagnostics. This convergent discipline merges research areas such as chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and engineering. It therefore bridges the gap between molecular and cellular interactions, and has the potential to revolutionize medicine. This review presents recent developments in nanomedicine research poised to have an important impact on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. This will occur through improvement of the diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular disorders as atherosclerosis, restenosis and myocardial infarction. Specifically, we discuss the use of nanoparticles for molecular imaging and advanced therapeutics, specially designed drug eluting stents and in vivo/ex vivo early detection techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-205
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Pharmacological Sciences
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology

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