Research supports wider use of screening in asymptomatic population to treat vascular disease
Data presented at the 26th World Congress of the International Union of Angiology (IUA), Sydney, Australia, highlights the benefit of ultrasound screening in detecting early signs of vascular disease in otherwise ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ risk asymptomatic individuals – with the potential to half the incidence of stroke and heart attacks.
Each year, 20 million people in middle and old age die due to vascular disease. Yet one-in-three people developing MI will not exhibit any of the conventional risk factors, and 80% of strokes occur without warning in asymptomatic patients.
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